We are installing BCS for the first time. We have approximately 15 companies that will upload their entries directly into BCS. None of those entities have accounts that line up with our Corporate Chart of accounts. We would like to use the external field catalog option to map their accounts into the BCS Item; however, there is not a relevant Info Provider for 0ACCOUNT, which is from PCA.
We created 0ACCOUNT as an info provider; however, it is still not showing up in order to create another source data basis.
We have two questions:
1) Does 0ACCOUNT have to be an DSO/ ODS in order to use as a source data basis?
2) If this works, do the external company accounts have to exist in SAP or BW as accounts in order to map them?
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.