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Author's profile photo Bijaya Kumar Pandia

How to find BP grouping from Business Partner

 

Hello Friends,

This blog post provides an information on How to find BP Grouping in Transaction Code BP.

I involved in many SAP S4 HANA conversion project, I shared this information as User always have a query,  how to get the information about exact BP grouping which they used for creating Business Partner at transaction level.

Business Partner is the leading object in S4 HANA, Business Partner is always assigned to exactly one BP grouping when we create it. This determine the number range and also fixed. BP grouping can not be changed afterwards unlike the account groups for customers and vendors.  Hence By going through this article, It will explain how to identify BP grouping in Business Partner. This Blog may be looks small but informative.

 

Go to Transaction Code BP and put the BP Number XXXXXXX

In menu bar click on Extras and than click on create/change and we can see the BP grouping used for Business Partner

 

We can find BP grouping used for BP in transaction itself instead of checking in table level.

Please feel free to reach out to me via the comments section if you need any further information or clarification on the topic. Also, you can post your queries in the Q&A tag area

 

With Regards

Bijaya

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      Author's profile photo Natalia Travkina
      Natalia Travkina

      Dear Bijaya,

      Thank you for the post, it was useful. I have other question which is not really related to your post, but maybe you know: is there any possibility to make the field 'Grouping' as required in BP t-code? We played with customizing of field groups customizing but it doesn't work for some reason with the exact field.

      Do you have an idea how to make the field as mandatory?

      Thank you in advance for your help!

      BR, Natalia

      Author's profile photo Sreenivasa Narayana Reddy
      Sreenivasa Narayana Reddy

      Hi Natalia, I am also looking for the same, did you figure out how to make the field 'Grouping' as required in T-code BP ? Thanks Sri

      Author's profile photo Natalia Travkina
      Natalia Travkina

      Hi Sri,

      yes, we raised OSS message, asked SAP, they answered - there is no way how to make the field as mandatory within customizing. The only way is to do modification. We made custom implementation for BADI BUPA_FURTHER_CHECKS, in method IF_EX_BUPA_FURTHER_CHECKS~CHECK_CENTRAL. Additionally we maintained the user parameter 'BPP' with value ' ', to clean up the 'Grouping' field for each next session of the BP t-code call. I hope it helped.

      Thanks!

      Author's profile photo Sreenivasa Narayana Reddy
      Sreenivasa Narayana Reddy

      Natalia, thanks this information is helpful.

      Author's profile photo Bijaya Kumar Pandia
      Bijaya Kumar Pandia
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Natalia,

      Thanks for your kind word.

      Sorry for late response.

      If you want fields to be required/optional or suppressed based on the role of Business Partner Roles then it is possible. We can do the customization in SPRO - Cross application component - SAP Business Partner- Basic Setting - Field Grouping - Configure field attribute per BP role

      As we are resting field based on the role so it is better to create Z BP Roles as per Business requirements.

      Thanks & Regards

      Bijaya

       

      Author's profile photo Natalia Travkina
      Natalia Travkina

      Dear Bijaya,

      yes, we tried with the customizing. it works for a lot of fields, except BP Grouping (BU_GROUP). I think it's nothing to do with BP Roles as the field is checked or filled much earlier than BP roles will be created/changed.

      Also as I mentioned before we raised OSS message to SAP, and they answered that this filed cannot be changed to 'mandatory' or 'required' within the customizing - only modification could help. What we actually did successfully in one of our customers.

      Anyway thank you for your response!

      Author's profile photo Bayu Setyawan
      Bayu Setyawan

      Simple, yet very helpful as I have struggled to find this basic information. Thank you.

      Author's profile photo Bijaya Kumar Pandia
      Bijaya Kumar Pandia
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Bayu,

      Thanks for your Compliment.

      Regards

      Bijaya

      Author's profile photo Chih-Hao Huang
      Chih-Hao Huang

      My customer is asking to display the BP grouping information directly on the screen. Is there a plan to do that? I don't understand why a user has to go all the way to find this basic information while we have vendor/customer account groups displayed on the screen.