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2997446 - External Customer / Vendor Number is always Mandatory


  • In BP transaction, External Customer number is always set to mandatory 
  • In BP transaction, External Vendor number is always set to mandatory
  • Unable to make external number field as optional in the Business Partner
  • Even after making changes in Field group settings, external number field is still mandatory



  • Sales And Distribution (SD)
  • Logistics Execution (LE)
  • SAP R/3
  • SAP R/3 Enterprise 4.7
  • SAP ERP Central Component
  • SAP Enhancement package for SAP ERP
  • SAP S/4 HANA 


SAP ERP Central Component all versions ; SAP ERP all versions ; SAP R/3 Enterprise all versions ; SAP R/3 all versions ; SAP enhancement package for SAP ERP all versions ; SAP enhancement package for SAP ERP, version for SAP HANA all versions


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