Difference between Data Element and Domain March 2020 | Neutrace.com

Difference between Data Element and Domain

Data Element

1. We can assign search help at Data Element.
2. We can assign Parameter ID at Data Element for using SET PARAMETER ID and
3. We can assign a Domain directly to Data Element, vice versa is not possible.
4. We can directly assign a Data Type and length to a Data Element.
4. We can assign field labels at Data Element such as Short, Medium, Long, Extra Long.


1. We can assign Value Range and Value Table, to a domain, which is not possible at Data  Element.
2. If no search help is assigned to a Data Element, then value range and value table acts as search help for that Data Element, to which this Domain is assigned.
3. We assign conversion exit at Domain.