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Conversion of non-ISO country codes

We have come across the requirement to convert local country codes used by Chinese customs authorities to ISO codes so we can use them in our SAP system. When contemplating how to implement the conversion, i stumbled across table T005Z, which appears to allow the specification of alternative "reporting country codes". I tried to find some more information on this table and how it's supposed to be used but was not very successful.

Does anybody here on SCN have experience with that table?

Alternatively, did any of you come across this requirement before and solve it without using Z-tables or T005 append structures?

Many thanks,


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    May 16, 2017 at 08:09 PM

    There is just one old SCN post that mentions this table. It is blank in our system as well.

    I would not mess with a standard table and in this case a Z-table is a perfectly acceptable solution. If this is some kind of legal requirement then also check if there are any SAP notes on it. There could be some special, country-specific functionality, who knows.

    Also country codes are rather FI realm than SD, so I'd suggest to use the FIN tag as well.

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      Thanks for the answer Jelena, I think the two of us found the same breadcrumb on SCN :-)

      There is indeed a note that references the special code we are dealing with but in the context of CDF printouts which the business is handling through a non-SAP customs management system specifically for China. We already got in touch with the vendor of that system to see if they have any option of maintaining a standard ISO code along with their special code so we could use it in our interfaces but supposedly that's not possible on their side.

      I was already going to create a z-table when I stumbled across T005Z and started wondering what it's supposed to be used for.