Excluding persistent fields from the object structure

Business objects use persistent fields to write processing data to a database. By default, persistent fields are included in the object structure definition. You can exclude persistent field data that you do not want to map to an integration message.

Before you begin

If you want to change a predefined object structure, make a duplicate of that object structure to create a user-defined version that is suitable for modification.

About this task

You cannot exclude a field that is part of a primary key. If you exclude a persistent field from a predefined object structure, the associated object might not function properly during inbound message processing. Test your inbound messages to ensure that an excluded persistent field does not impact the object processing.


  1. In the Object Structures application, select the object structure that you want to update.
  2. Select the business object that contains the persistent field that you want to exclude.
  3. Select the Exclude/Include Fields action.
  4. Click the Persistent Fields tab to display the persistent fields in the business object.
  5. Specify whether you want the persistent field to be excluded or included.
    Option Excluded
    Exclude the field Selected
    Include the field Cleared
  6. Click OK.