2076731 - Time Dependent Addresses Cannot be Changed in the Account Master Data

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2076731 - Time Dependent Addresses Cannot be Changed in the Account Master Data

Symptom

You have scoped the address maintained for accounts are time dependent. The new feature Address Re-determination During Customer Invoice Creation changes display of the Addresses in the account master data. The validity cannot be changed for existing addresses and the validity and address type cannot be maintained for new addresses.

Reproducing the Issue

Pre-requisite:You have changed your scoping and activated to view the time dependent address maintained for accounts as follows:

  1. Go to the Business Configuration work center.
  2. Select the Implementation Projects view.
  3. Select the respective implementation project and click on Edit Project Scope.
  4. Navigate to Step 4 Questions.
  5. Drill down to the scoping element using the following path General Business Data -> Business Partners -> Handling of Business Partners
    The following question has to be in scope: Do you want to view the time dependent address maintained for accounts?
  6. Drill down to the scoping element using the following path Sales -> Customer Invoicing -> Miscellaneous Invoicing
    The following question has to be in scope: Do you want to re-determine address of 'Bill to Party' at the time of invoice creation?
  7. Finish your scoping changes.

The addresses are now time dependently displayed in the account master data but cannot be changed.

  1. Go to the Account Management work center.
  2. Select the Accounts view.
  3. Open any account.
  4. Navigate to the Communication tab and the Addresses sub tab.
    You can see that the indicator if an address should be used as Main address and the columns to select if an address is a Ship-to, Bill-To, Remittance Advice To and Dun-To are not there anymore.
  5. Click on the Address Details button.
    You can only see one Address Type for the respective address e.g.. Stand. address but you cannot change the validity of any address and you can also not define the address type or validity when you add a new address.

 

 

Cause

When activating this new feature you can only maintain the Address Data for the Accounts via the Migration template. Currently, the addresses cannot be directly maintained in the account master data in the UI (User Interface).

Resolution

The time dependent address can be created and maintained through migration as follows:

  1. Go to the Business Configuration work center.
  2. Select the Implementation Projects view.
  3. Select the Implementation Project and click on Open Activity List.
  4. Select the Prepare tab.
  5. Open the Prepare for Data Migration activity.
  6. Click on the Download migration templates hyperlink.
  7. Download the template for Customers.
  8. Open the template and navigate to the Addresses tab.
  9. Here you need to select the columns for the Address Overview (Column 26 to 43).
  10. Right-click with your mouse and select the Unhide option.

The valid to and valid from columns for all address types will be visible and you can enter the respective data and migrate these into the system.

Please note that there should be only one Main address.

Keywords

KBA , AP-BP-BPT , Business Partner Template , How To

Product

SAP BUSINESS BYDESIGN 1708 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1502 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1505 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1508 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1511