It is not possible to extend field 'Status' in the standard since afterwards you would have to execute generation program RCNCT001 which would destroy customer-specific Add-Ons at the structures of the logistic information system.
Hence, you must make the following changes:
- SE11, data element 'STATUSTEXT'
- copy, copy to data element 'STATUSTEXT_2'
- change the domain of data element 'STATUSTEXT_2' from 'CHAR40' to 'CHAR80'
- with the help of Transaction SE11,replace data element 'STATUSTEXT' by data element 'STATUSTEXT_2' in all structures listed in Note 43493
- replace data element 'STATUSTEXT' by data element 'STATUSTEXT_2' in structures VBAKR and VBAPR
- you must execute generation report RCNCT001 for all structures as described in Note 43493.