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Business Partner Country & Language are mandatory in SAP S/4HANA


This blog explains “Country” and “Language” fields of Business Partner are mandatory.

This is valid for any version of SAP S/4HANA.


Explain reasons why:

Both two fields are needed to subsequent functions. So, SAP standard program is coded permanently to keep the two fields mandatory, although the customizing of the filed attributes are set as option.


Standard programs:



SAP Nots:

205209 – Field status cntrl for country + lang has no effect

2634519 – BP_CVI Required field correspondence language not recognized in customer- and vendor-relevant roles

2603898 – BP_CVI: Composite SAP Note for consideration of FI field modifications (FMOD1) in transaction BP in CVI in S/4HANA

2499005 – One Time Business Partner Creation in S/4HANA

2731757 – CVI_VAL: Can’t create one-time customer/supplier without address

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