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error while creating customer master XD01

i have created own account group and assigned external number range when am creating customer in xd01 am getting error in partner tab the SP,SH,BP,PY the no is blank and when am trying to save its gives error document is incomplete the error Message no. F2643


The account group of the current customer is not defined for the required partner usage.

where as when am assining internal number range its working fine kindly help


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    Feb 12, 2009 at 11:09 AM


    Hi mukesh,

    Follw the folling steps to confiigure Partner determination.

    First determine one account group ( Trans code OBD2 ) assign number range for acct group ( Trans code OBAR ).

    Define partner determination procedure:

    IMG -> SD -> Basic Functions -> Partner Determination -> Setup Partner Determination -> Partner Determination For Sales Doc Header

    Click on Partner Type

    Go To New Entries and Define Partner Types

    Customer KU

    Vendor LI

    Contact Person AP

    Sales Employ SE

    Select Partner Type KU and Go To Details Icon and Maintain Partner Functions

    SP Sold To Party

    SH Ship To Party

    BP Bill To Party

    PY Payer

    Come Back and Click On

    Assign Partner Type To Sales Doc Header

    KU To TA

    Assign Partner Functions To Account Group




    PY Same.

    For Sales Doc Header The Partner Functions Can Be Determined From Customer Master.


    Swamy H P

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    Feb 12, 2009 at 10:31 AM


    Follow the path

    IMG > SD > Basic function > Partner determination > Partner determination procedure for Customer master > Define Partner functions

    First, define "Partner functions". You may create new or can take the existing ones (SP,SH,BP,PY are manadatory, choose other partner functions if you require.). Donnot forget to specify the Partner type for the respective Partner functions if you are creating new.

    Second, define a "Partner determination Procedure" by choosing new entries.

    Third, assign the "Partner functions" in the "Partner determination procedure".In the procedure , you can mark Partner functions SP,SH,BP and PY are mandatory. Also you can mark which of these you want to make "not changeable".

    Fourth,Create a new "Account group" or you can take existing one (0001-sold-to-party).

    Fifth,assign the "Partner functions" to the "Account group".

    Sixth, assign the "Procedure" to the "Account group".

    Preferably, assign an internal number range to the Account group.

    Now, go to XD01 and create your customer by specifying your Sale area, Company code and Account group.

    Check all the above assignment correctly and proceed.



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    • Former Member Former Member

      Thank you Mr. Ramanathan Raja for appreciating my effort.

      But unfortunately, same explanation has been copied and pasted here by Mr.Sumit Rayaguru (in his first suggestion ,Follow the path .............)inspite of the call made by Mr.Lakshmipathi to all.



      Edited by: pradyumna on Feb 12, 2009 1:11 PM

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    Feb 12, 2009 at 10:45 AM

    Hi Mukesh

    Please check the following again,

    IMG > Logistic > SD > Basic functions > Partner determination > Customer master

    Define the Partner functions. If you are defining new then specify the "PARTNER TYPE" for each Partner function.

    - Define Account group. You can use existing one (0001-sod-to-party) or you can copy it or create new.

    - Define your Partner determination procedure.

    - Assign the required Partner functions (SP,SH,PY and BP are mandatory) to your Account group, so that they will be permitted for your Account group.

    - Assign the "Partner functions" to your new "Procedure ". Here you specify which are "mandatory" and which are "not changeable".

    - Assign the "Account group" to your new "Procedure".

    Now, go to XD01,enter your Account group,External number,company code,Sale area and proceed.

    If you are finding problem then,fill up all your data (general data, company code data), go to sales area data, fill up sales ,shipping and billing document tab and save it.

    Next, go to XD02, sales area data >partner function tab, here fill up the places for respective Partner functions.

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  • Feb 12, 2009 at 10:23 AM

    Hi Mukesh

    Check the partner determination procedure. , configuration you have done. .As i suppose that the problem is in partner determination procedure only

    Secondly also check the number range(Internal or External) you have assigned to your account group in OBD2. while creating CMR



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      Hi Mukesh,

      Don't forget to allocate this new account group into the list of allowed account numbers for partner determination.Otherwise you will not be able to create any customer master records using this new account group.



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    Feb 13, 2009 at 06:56 AM


    By understanding ur error, it is mostly because of partner determination procedure for customer master had not been set up properly. So go to IMG > SD . Basic Functions--> Set up partner determination --> Partner determination for Customer Master.

    1. Define Partner Functions ( Already available)

    2. Define partner determination procudure

    3. Assign partner functions to partner determination procedure

    4. Assign function code to account group

    5. Assign account group to determination procedure.

    I hope this is helpful to you


    Sadanandam Kasarla, CG

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  • Feb 26, 2009 at 03:58 PM


    I recently encouter exactly the same problem.

    The problem was that I hadn't allow the Partner Functions to be used by my new Account Group.

    If you use an old SAP version (4.6C for instance) the customization point VOPA is not clear at all.

    SAP ECC6 has improved VOPA a lot.

    So .. to assign Partner Functions to Account Groups:

    - Go to VOPA

    - Select the radio button "Customer Data"

    - Click on button "Parner Function"

    - Click on menu "Environment" and choose "Acct grp assignment"

    There you can specify which account group is allowed to use a partner function (SP, SH, BP, PY, ...).

    Once again, to add a new line it is quite strange:

    -> modify an existing line and then click on "Enter"

    A new line will be created and the one you modify remains unchanged.

    Hope this will help you.


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    Mar 23, 2009 at 09:45 AM


    good remark to say VOPA has been enhanced. This was done within 4.70, but the transaction name has changed too.

    It is VOPAN now./

    Best regards


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