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What is the idea of having STRING type when you can't write into that field

Hello friends

I am desperately trying to write to a field of a database table with DATA TYPE 'STRING'.

When I try to write it using a program from < SE38> or a function <SE37>, I get following error message, while activating the program.

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<DATABASE_TABLE> must be a flat structure. You cannot use internal tables,

strings, references, or structures as components.

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So, I have been going in circle to find out how to write a string into this field.

I can't use the CHAR or any such type with a limited field length, since the requirement from my customer is to use a variable length string.

Has anybody seen this problem before and if you have resolved this issue, I would appreciate if you can please let me know.

Thanks a lot in advance.

Ram

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