We have a scenario at a customers where they cannot delete a vendor as it comes up with the message:
"You cannot remove business partner; linked Items exist"
I found that the vendor was previously a preferred vendor for an item, but it was changed to another vendor before any financial transactions took place.
You can see the change in preferred vendor in the history log of the item.
Is this standard functionality of SAP? As I was under the assumption that a Business Partner record could be deleted as long as no transactional data was on the system?
Customer is using SAP 9.0 PL 03