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dealer n distributor

Hi all

When the same partner works as a dealer and a distributor and they

Have the same master data, how does the sales document identifies if it is working as a dealer or a distributor in that order. How and where does u differentiate it?



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    Jul 02, 2007 at 11:09 AM

    Hi Ipsit,

    The role a partner performs in an order is defined by partner function. So the dealer will be Sold to party(SP) and a distributor will be lets say Distributor itself


    Now when you create an order give X as SP and Y as SD, these details are updated in the database table VBPA for the document.

    So you can go to the table in SE16 give the partner number, i mean the dealer number and then check for the role he played in that document, i mean the partner function, the field is VBPA-PARVW. If the value of the field is SP, then he is a dealer, if it is SD, then he is a distributor.

    Hope this clarifies your doubt.

    Rwd points pls (full?)

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    • Hi Ipsit,

      In the customer masterdata for X(Sold to party) you have to maintain Y as SD(Distributor).

      Also you need to include these 2 partner functions in the partner determination for the sales document header.

      Then , when you are creating a sales order, the partners will be populated in the document automatically.

      SE16 is the transaction code where you can see the entries in database tables for the transaction done. If you dont know much about SE16, it is very easy to learn. Just take the help of your development guy for 10min, and you can master SE16.