Am working on development system and while adding characteristic to characteristic profile. Am getting below error " Characteristic COLOR is not reference characteristic in class type retailing system article structure".
However the same is not appearing in Quality and production. Has anybody got this type issue , please help or throw some light.
Check in CT04,whether the Status is in "Released" Status for the Characteristic COLOR,and also check values are properly maintained for this COLOR.Also check and compare with QA system if you have made any restrictions in DEV for any class type.Alternately you can navigate to the Characteritics List in CT04(using Environment Tab) and check the list status.
Hope it helps
The only difference in Color characteristics i found between Development system and QA is Additional Data Tab of Characteristics where Table Name = CABN and Field Name = ATINN is in development but in QA system both fields are empty.
Have also checked parameters suggested by you, its same between Dev and QAor production system.
Please advise your valuable suggestion.
It seems there is a confusion when creating this characteristic.As per the description,i can understand this is being created to have different variants of the generic article which may have different colours.
However in DEV system,it seems no characteristic values are assigned for that Characteristic,and also a reference table and field name are only given,and hence it is not allowing to add it to the characteristic profile.
You can cross check with the Change Documents/Change Overview under Environment Tab in CT04.
The only solution is if you want Color as a characteristic to be used for Generic/Variant purpose then you need to remove the reference fields(Table and Field) and you may also add values over there.
NOTE : Generally the Reference Table and Field Name may not be editable,so either you ask an ABAPer to get it changed for you.Or you may delete and then create a new characteristic with that name.
Hope it helps
Thanks for your suggestion, you are right we should remove parameters from field and table but its not allowing us to get deleted.
Now we are in situation if we forcibly delete entries in these fields then it affect lot of master data of article and system may become unstable.
As per my analysis 90% article are assigned to color characteristics.
Again thanking you for your valuable suggestion.