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1694086 - After Activation of a Company, Its respective Business Partner ID is same as the Organizational Unit ID Instead of External Number Range

Symptom

You have created an Organizational Structure and activated it. Now, you have observed that for some Companies the Business Partner ID is same as the Organizational Unit ID but for some other companies, the Business Partner ID is taken for the External Number Range of the Business Partner.

Note: During Activation, a Business Partner will be created for the Org Unit which is marked as Company.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Organizational Management work center.
  2. Select Edit Org Structures.
  3. Activate the Org structure that was created by you.

Cause

For companies the corresponding business partner is created as below,

  1. If the Business Partner ID is provided in the Org unit, then upon activation that ID will be considered as a Business Partner ID.
  2. If there is no Business Partner ID specified then, the Org unit ID will be taken as the Business Partner ID if the below point 3 is met.
  3. If the org unit ID length is <= 10, then the Business Partner ID will be taken from the External number range maintained for the Business Partner. But if the Org unit ID length is greater than 10 then the org unit id will be picked as the Business Partner ID.
  4. The Business Partner ID cannot be changed afterwards.

Resolution

The system works as designed.

 

Case 1: If the Business Partner ID for the org unit is as same as org unit ID, then the org unit ID might be of length >= 10 characters and no business partner ID is explicitly maintained in the org unit.

Case 2: If the Business Partner ID for Org Unit is taken from external number range, then the Org Unit ID might be of length <= 10 Characters.

Case 3: If you maintained the Business Partner ID for the Company in the Org Unit, then that ID will be the Business Partner ID.

 

How to maintain the Business Partner ID for a Company in an Org Unit?

  1. Go to Organizational Management work center.
  2. Select Edit Org Structures under Common Tasks.
  3. Highlight the Org Unit, which you would like to have as a Company.
  4. Go to General tab.
  5. Select External Business Identifiers link.
  6. Here you can Enter the Internal Business Partner ID.

Keywords

KBA , SRD-MD-OM , Organizational Management , Product Enhancement

Product

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