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ECC system with overlapping customers and vendors and CIF to one EWM system

Hi All,

Can you please suggest what is the best approach? We have overlapping customer(External number range) and vendor numbers(Internal number range) in the same ECC system and we need to CIF them to EWM as business partners.

Has anyone gone through is and if so what method was used and any limitations?


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  • Jun 02, 2017 at 06:30 AM

    Hi,

    so I guess you have not tested the "business partner ID mapping": https://help.sap.com/saphelp_ewm91/helpdata/en/7b/c0e78c0cef4772b8f891665a966364/frameset.htm.

    Brgds

    Juergen

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    Jun 05, 2017 at 04:26 PM

    Hi Juergen,

    Thanks for the reply. I was looking at the consulting note

    1355784 - Transferring different BPs with same name which speaks about the same BADI and number range(similar approach).

    I wanted to see which ones are available and what is the best method.

    By saying so I followed the Business partner Id mapping.

    Activated the SCM_EWM_FND Switch framework.

    Did the Business partner Id mapping customizing

    - General Settings and Map Differntiator

    When i tested the CIF i did notice that the external Business partner is not updated in the BP?

    I was looking at some old notes and i did see this comment that the External business partner is not updated in the BP but it is visible on the transactional data like Outbound/Inbound deliveries etc ...

    Is this way it works or am i missing anything else?

    Thanks and Regards,

    Balaji


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  • Jun 06, 2017 at 08:00 AM

    Hi,

    the consulting note you refer to is the "old" solution offered before the enhancement was available in the standard.

    Otherwise I must say that I have never implemented this myself, as in our system we do not have this problem. But looking at the documentation in the link above, you should see differences, not in all BPs, but from the moment where a new one is created:

    "The example implementation handles the following cases:

    - There is no business partner with the corresponding number. The ERP number is used to create a new one.

    - There is already a business partner with the corresponding number but with a different partner role and/or from a different ERP system. In this case a new business partner ID is created."

    Brgds

    Juergen

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