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2803482 - Is it Possible to Transfer the Business Transaction Documents Created with one Business Partner to Another Business Partner

Symptom

You have a Business Partner XXXXX in the system. You created a Organizational Unit with this Business Partner ID XXXXX. Upon activating the Organizational structure, another Business Partner YYYYY was created automatically by the system. Now that you have two Business Partners with the same Name that is, one with Business Partner XXXXX which contains all the financial documents like Invoices, Sales Orders etc. and the other Business Partner YYYYY which exists only in the Organiational structure. Your requirement is to have Business Partner XXXXX associated with the Organizational Unit instead of YYYYY.

(XXXXX and YYYYY represent the Business Partner IDs)

Environment

SAP Business ByDesign

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Organizational Management work center
  2. Go to Common Tasks view
  3. Select Edit Org Structures
  4. Select New and choose Org Unit
  5. Maintain the required data
  6. Select Save
  7. Select Activate button and choose Activate All
  8. Business Partner YYYYY was created automatically by the system

Cause

The financial documents that are created with Business Partner XXXXX cannot be transferred to YYYYY.

Resolution

If you consider that the Business Partner XXXXX will be performing those activities, you can maintain the respective data in the Business Partner YYYYY and use in business transaction documents. Further, it is not possible to block the Business Partner YYYYY because this Business Partner is created for a Company which is active in the Organizational structure.

Keywords

Business Partner, Associated Business Partner, Organizational Unit, Organizational Structure , KBA , AP-OM , Organisational Management , Problem

Product

SAP Business ByDesign all versions