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Here you can edit the properties for master data/texts.


The Master Data/Texts tab is displayed if you have set the property Master Data or Texts on the General tab.


Read Access

  1. If required, you can change the master data access. We recommend using the default setting.
    You have the following options for accessing master data at query runtime:
    • Standard: The values from the characteristic's master data table are displayed. This is the default setting.
    • Own Implementation: You can define an ABAP class to implement the access to master data yourself. To do this, you need to implement interface IF_RSMD_RS_ACCESS. You also have to be proficient in ABAP OO. An example of this is time characteristic 0FISCYEAR, which is delivered with the the Business Content.
    • Direct: This enables you to access the data in a source system directly. If you choose this option, you have to use a data transfer process to connect the characteristic to the required DataSource. You also have to assign the characteristic to a source system.
    • SAP HANA View: If you are using a SAP HANA database, you can use this to create virtual master data. More information: Using Virtual Master Data


  1. If the characteristic contains texts, you have to select at least one text. The Short Text (20 characters) option is set by default, but you can also choose medium-length texts (40 characters) or long texts (60 characters). If you choose the Long text is extra long option, the long text is of type SSTRING and can have up to 1333 characters.
  2. You can specify whether or not the texts in the text table are language-dependent. If you specify language-dependent, the language is a key field in the text table. Otherwise, there is no language field in the text table.
  3. You can specify whether the texts are time-dependent. If so, the date is included in the key of the text table.


  1. If you set the Delete Master Data Using 0RECORDMODE flag, the InfoObject 0RECORDMODE is added as a time-dependent attribute. You can then flag data records for deletion by loading data with 0RECORDMODE = ā€˜Dā€™. More information: Deleting Master Data at Single Record Level

Data Target

  1. You can assign an application component, in order to
    • use a characteristic as an InfoSource using direct update. The system displays the characteristic in the InfoSource tree in the Data Warehousing Workbench. You can assign DataSources and source systems to the characteristic here. You can then also load attributes, texts, and hierarchies for the characteristic. More information: 3.x InfoSource
    • Generate an export DataSource for a characteristic. To be able to do this, the characteristic must also be an InfoSource with direct updating.
  2. If you set the Permitted for Real-Time Data Acquisition flag, you can use real-time data acquisition to fill the characteristic with data.

Configure Authorization

  1. If you set the Master Data Configuration with Authorization Check flag, you can use authorizations to protect the attributes and texts for this characteristic from being maintained at single-record level. If you activate this option, you can enter the characteristic values for which the user has authorization for each key field in the master data table. You do this in the profile generator in role maintenance using authorization object S_TABU_LIN. If you do not set this flag, you can only assign the authorization for master data maintenance as a whole (for all characteristic values).