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changing an old BP to a new BP

Hi Experts,

Can anybody tell me what is the function module that can change the Business Partner number, i.e., can change an existing business partner no. by taking an existing and new business partner as input and changes the existing one to the new one. I have seen BAPI_BUSINESS_PARTNER_CHANGE and BAPI_BUSINESS_PARTNER_MODIFY but they don't change the BP no.

I have a file in which I am having a list of old BPno.s as well as the new BP no.s.

I need to replace the old BP no.s with the new one that is there in the file.

Please help.

Thanks in advance,

Sangeeta.

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    Posted on May 31, 2007 at 06:04 AM

    Hi Sangeeta,

    As BP is a master data and number is the only identification for enduser, you cannot change BP number.

    Best thing you can do is to create a new BP with refernce BP as your current BP.

    Or

    Even you can create a new BP, create a new relationship as OLD BP and specifiy the old BP as in relationship with new BP.

    Best Regards,

    Pratik Patel.

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    Posted on May 31, 2007 at 05:33 AM

    Hello Sangeet,

    As i think it is not possible to change the BP number once it is assigned.

    Even it is not the right thing to change the BP number.

    More advisable thing is to archieve the existing one and crete the new one.

    Regards

    Aashish Garg

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      Hi Prateek,

      My requirement is Create new BP by taking the exisitng BP. IS there any BAPI for doing so. It's like copying the existing BP to new number (BP).

      All i have is a flat file containing Existing BP's, i need to create new BP's for the existing BP's.

      How to Do that..? How could i know that the BP is having the wat data..?

      thaks in Advance

      Ak

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    Posted on May 31, 2007 at 04:01 PM

    I would use Data Cleansing. I have used it on contact persons, but I assume it would also work on organizations. Certainly worth researching given how easy it works.

    Gregor has a great blog on the whole process:

    /people/gregor.wolf3/blog/2006/03/22/data-cleansing-part-1-150-customizing-cleansing-case-creation-and-processing

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