Starting Extended Table Maintenance

Since extended table maintenance is usually called within a transaction in your work area, you will not, as a rule, need to use the following procedure.

To call extended table maintenance from any point in the R/3 System, carry out the following steps:

  1. Choose System ® Services ® Ext. table maint. from any transaction within the R/3 System.
  2. This brings you to the extended table maintenance initial screen.

  3. In the Table/view field, enter the name of the table or view you wish to maintain.
  4. In the Restrict data range box, choose one of the following options:
  5. No restrictions: all data is read and displayed.

    Enter conditions: If you do not require all of the data records in the table or view, you can enter selection criteria (see also Choose by Content)

    Variant: You can enter a pre-defined variant which selects data according to your own requirements.

  6. Choose one of the following functions according to the task you wish to carry out:


The table or view is presented in display mode. You cannot make any changes to the data in the table or view.


The table or view is presented in change mode. You may change data. Dependent on the system settings, the changes will be logged in a transport request.


The system settings determine whether you can carry out this function.
You can carry out the function if you wish to transport changes to tables or views. Enter a transport request in the following dialog box. You then enter transport mode.

Once you have carried out these steps, you come to the maintenance transaction for the current table or view.