Customers have the option of modifying objects that are shipped by SAP. This is useful, for example, if customers want to reuse objects shipped by SAP in their own developments.
Note that when a system is upgraded, conflicts may occur between the new objects shipped by SAP and the modified object version.
More information: Version Conflict
SAP data types can be enhanced without the need for modifications by using data type enhancements.
More information: Data Type Enhancements
Modifications are made in a customer-specific software component version that is based on the SAP software component version in which the object to be modified is defined.
More information: Underlying Software Component Versions
The SAP objects are displayed in the Enterprise Services Repository in the customer software component version in the Basis Objects subtree.
1. Open the object to be modified in the navigation area in the Basis Objects subtree of the customer software component.
Once you have saved for the first time, the icon with the quick info Modified and Changed is displayed next to the object.
2. Activate the modified object.
Once you have activated, the icon with the quick info Modified is displayed in the navigation area next to the object.
More information: Change Lists
3. If you want to undo the modification, delete the modified object in the navigation area in the Basis Objects subtree of the customer software component.
4. Activate the change list containing the deleted version.
All modifications will be undone. In the customer software component, the SAP original ‘shines through’ again.