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Partner Function PI in Vendor Master

Mar 15 at 07:04 AM

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Hi there,

We can control the partner function in the vendor master record and in the purchase order by means of configuration by "Partner Schemas" and assigning them to required "Account Groups" and "Document Types"

I know that we can assign as many "PI" Partners in Vendor Master, and in the PO it will pop up the PIs the first time and after I cancel and try to assign the PI in the PO header, I expect the system to let me pick from the ones maintained in the Vendor Master only. Here I'm able to assign the PI in the PO header a vendor from any other company code.

And in the vendor master I'm able to maintain many PIs not belonging to the company code of the main vendor being created or changed.

I'm wondering how do we control this, that no other vendor (PI) from other Company Code be allowed to be entered both in PO and Vendor Master.

System is even allowing to assign the PI function in PO header a vendor not created for the company code of the PO.

Thanks in Advance

Shiva

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Jürgen L Mar 15 at 01:39 PM
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I can't say anything in the moment about the manually added partners in your purchasing document.

But for the automatic determination SAP should not adopt any PI partner which has no LFB1 Company code data for the company that belongs to the company used in the PO. See for a program fix OSS note 1083730 - IP partner w/o LFB1 record (BUKRS) copied to purchase order

and read as well the KBA 1727168 - PI Invoicing Party partner missing on ME21N

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Thanks Jurgen, we have many Inter-Company transactions with SD, and the supplying company (Vendor) could be any company code within and outside the client. But this behavior of partner function looks undesirable. If we maintain certain partner functions within the vendor master and calling them in the PO must let only those maintained in the vendor master, or could there be a business scenario which lets partners functions from other company code be allowed to be maintained?

I will check the OSS Note, meanwhile please post if you have any other intuitions.

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