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SAP S/4HANA Business Partner Field Status Analysis

With Business Partner implementation at SAP S/4HANA you notice that a field is unexpected set to required/hidden and you wonder where field status has been set.

In this blog you will get to know how to analyze field status in BP transaction.

This blog is in addition to blog post Tips and Tricks on Field Modifications in Transaction BP, CVI in S/4HANA.


Purpose and Target

The purpose of this blog is to describe how to analyze field status in BP transaction.

Target audience: Functional Experts, Key Users

Version: SAP S/4HANA On premise 1610 and higher

If you work with below SAP S/4HANA 2020 please have a look at SAP Note2848273 – CVI_BDT: Find reason for field status (required, hidden etc.) of fields in transaction BP (CVI_CHECK_VISIBILITY).

At BP transaction you notice a field which is unexpected set to required. Transaction CVI_CHECK_VISIBILITY will help to find the cause.

At this example field ‘Customer Pricing Procedure’ is set as required and you want to find the source of field status.

Sources of Field Status setting

There are many of sources to set field status. This picture shows main Field Status criteria categorized in source object.

At BP Transaction all of these field criteria are considered and a merged into one field status per field group based on priority (from highest to lowest):

  • hidden
  • display
  • required
  • optional

See SAP Note 2516606 – BP_CVI: Taking into account the FI-specific field modification of customer and vendor in transaction BP

Find corresponding Field Group with BDT Analyzer

A description how to use BDT Analyzer can be found at my blog

SAP S/4HANA Business Partner BDT Analyzer usage

At BP Transaction mark the field in question and enter bdt_analyzer into OK code field.

The following Pop-Up appears.

You may notice that some Field Groups are marked with plus or minus at column FldStatus. As you can see Field Group 1910 is set to required.

Analyze Field Status

To analyze Field Status open an additional SAP GUI session and run transaction CVI_CHECK_VISIBILITY.

At selection screen choose option ‘All Statuses’ enter following data based on BP transaction and BDT-Analyzer.

and press <EXECUTE>.

Reading result screen

After executing you will get the result screen.

The report is running through all Field Status criteria and analyzes Field Status setting  As you can see at our example field ‘Customer Pricing Procedure’ is set as required at Account Group level.

Changing Field Status at each criterion

At this chapter you will find IMG path for all Field Status criterion. To set Field Status use given Field Group number.

Business Partner settings

Client setting

Cross-Application Components ->

Role setting

Activity setting

BP category (BP Type) setting

Customer settings

Account Group setting

Activity setting

Sales Organisation setting

Vendor/Supplier settings

Screenshots below are just example to show you where to find field status setting in IMG.

Account Group setting

Activity setting

Purchasing Organisation setting

Site BP for retail (RE-FX) settings


With this guide you are able now to do your own field status analysis for field (group) of your choice.

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      Author's profile photo Ashrafuddin Afzal
      Ashrafuddin Afzal

      A good explanation

      Author's profile photo Michael Jander
      Michael Jander

      VERY useful utility that enabled us to trace the elusive source of the setting of the vendor's GR-IR flag (dynpro field GS_LFM1-WEBRE) as "Mandatory" in the maze of apparently contradictory settings, especially when the field is assigned to Field Group 343 which has the unencouraging description "Obsolete: Payment Advice by EDI!"