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Partner functions for SAP Customer Master

I am in the MDM solution definition phase for SAP Customer Master at one of our Cients place. The requirement is to set up a central master data scenario where creation & modification of any customer record will be done via MDM. The following components of Netweaver are in the landscape - SAP MDM, EP, XI.

I need clarification on the following points -

- Is it possible to set up the partner function in MDM, if so, how?

- Need to replicate the standard SAP functionality where the system can be configured to create Ship To, Payer, Bill To automatically when a Sold To record is created. Is this possible? Are there any work arounds?

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Arvind

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    May 09, 2008 at 08:43 AM

    Hi Arvind,

    Partner function determination is a standard process in SAP. In MDM you have to include this function as a Q.lookup table in MDM. Even though you add this table, there is no solution as such in MDM itself, you have to use Java API or create a RFC function module to call the parter determination function through EP or some other frontend other than Data manager. If you use the Partner function table in MDM you loose the function of Data manager because with in the data manger you can never call a Java API to update before you save the record. So the only option is, use EP as the front end UI, call Java API or call custom RFC from SAP and update the record automatically in EP screen which updates your record in MDM.

    As you said, the partner determination is different for different a/c groups, so make sure you test the API in your SAP system and then call the API via SAP EP system. Hope this answer your question.

    Suresh.G

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    May 09, 2008 at 11:37 AM

    Hi,

    Hi Arvind,

    - Is it possible to set up the partner function in MDM, if so, how?

    Partner Function comes under Condition Technique in SAP ECC.here some config has to be done.

    For mapping it in MDM, First create a Qualified Table - Partner Function.Determine the Non-Qualifiers and Qualifiers.Then as said by Suresh, u need Java API stuff to complete this task and frontend being EP.

    - Need to replicate the standard SAP functionality where the system can be configured to create Ship To, Payer, Bill To automatically when a Sold To record is created. Is this possible? Are there any work arounds?

    It can be done using EP as front end and Java API to dertermine the partner based on the account group.

    Thanks,

    Felix

    Edited by: Felix on May 9, 2008 1:38 PM

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