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SAP S/4 HANA 1511 – Issue in linking Plant to Vendor Business Partner in BP

We are using transaction BP in SAP On Premise edition 1511.  When trying to link a Plant to the Vendor in BP transaction ( using BP Role FLVN01 ), we find that the Plant field in ” Additional Purchasing Data ” is greyed out :

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On clicking on the “Create” button, we are getting a screen where we can enter the Plant, but getting an Error saying Vendor Sub Range is mandatory. We do not need VSR, we only need to assign a Plant to the Vendor BP in order to enable Stock Transfer Order scenario.

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Getting the Message ” Enter Vendor Sub-Range ” as shown above.  So, we are unable to assign the Plant in Additional Purchasing Data.

Any help would be appreciated.

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    Hi Sanjoy - the plant field you are referring to is relevant for vendor subrange. See the above link for details.

    The field you want to populate is LFA1-WERKS and is located in Supplier General Data tab in BP. See comparison image below.

    However I noticed that in order to assign the plant, you have to check both VSR relevant and Plant relevant indicators right above the plant field in S/4 even if you have no plans to use the subrange functionality in the vendor. This was not the case in ECC, not sure why it is in S/4.




    • Hi Urvashi,

      You are correct. Its throwing an Error message when I am putting the Plant without selecting both the VSR and Plant relevance checkboxes above. But, I can assign the Plant when both the above check-boxes are selected. Thanks 

      • Great. As mentioned earlier, please ensure you are assigning plant to the BP in the supplier general data and not additional purchasing data (unless of course you decided to use vendor sub-range functions).


    • Hello Urvashi,

      In our system, block 'Additional General Data' is missing. So it is not possible to maintain the plant. Do you know how can I make this view visible?

      Thanks and Kind Regards,


  • Hello Sanjay and Urvashi,

    Are you able to run Intercompany Stock Transfer Scenario using NB Purchase Order? After maintaining the plant in General Data, I am still not able to see Shipping Tab in NB PO.



    • Hi,

      I am yet to get an opportunity to work on s/4 HANA. However from my experience on ECC, configuration for shipping for Inter CC STO needs to be done in below path

      MM > Purchasing > Purchase Order > Set up STO > define shipping data for plants > Go to Supplying plant and assign the sales area of receiving plant.

      Not sure whether this path exists in S/4 HANA or not. You may check and update.

      With regards,


  • Dear Experts,

    I am trying to decide on which BP role to select for procurement of Spares. Being New to S4 Hana, I am confused with the difference between. BBP000, FLVN00, FLVN01.

    Please help understand.


    Vipul Agrawal

    • Dear Vipul,

      For vendors you need to have company code and purchase org data view available in the BP ie a combination of FLVN00 and FLVN01. You can create a BP role grouping under BP > Basic Settings > BP Roles > Define BP Role Groupings

      Give any Z Name to Role Group and add the required BP Roles. Create a BP with this BP Role Group.

      BP Role Group.JPG

      Award Points if helpful 🙂



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