Deleting Data Elements

Note that you can only delete a data element in the ABAP Dictionary when it is no longer used in other objects (for example in tables or structures). You can check whether a data element is still being used with Utilities ® Where-used list.

Proceed as follows to delete a data element:

  1. Enter the name of the data element in the initial screen of the ABAP Dictionary.
  2. Select object type Data elements.
  3. Select Dictionary object ® Delete.

    A dialog box appears in which you are asked to confirm the deletion request.

  4. Confirm the deletion request.

The data element is deleted if it is no longer being used in other objects.