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I have a few basic questions regarding Partner Types:

1. What are Partner Types? As in I know they are used to distinguish between different business partners but that is very "theoretical" so to speak. Can I know what are the implications of assigning a particular type to a function?

2. Where do we setup/customize/define the Partner Types?

3. There is a node to define Business Partner Types (BP Types) and then there is this Partner type. I am guessing the two are very different? Am I correct?

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    Posted on Nov 14, 2011 at 09:31 AM

    1. What are Partner Types? As in I know they are used to distinguish between different business partners but that is very "theoretical" so to speak. ?

    In non-SAP terminology, business partners are the entities that help you to do business. If your company is manufacturing TVs, then customers (like dealers, retailers etc.), employees (like sales manager, production staff) are your companies business partners.

    Customers, Employees are called Partner types in SAP

    Sales manager, production staff are called as Partner function in SAP

    Thus Partner type can be further subdivided in to partner function in SAP

    Can I know what are the implications of assigning a particular type to a function?

    In partner type, one can create lots of partner functions. In VA01, item level, tab Partners, select a partner type and you shall be able to see ONLY partner functions of that partner type.

    Select ALL partner types, then you shall be able to see ALL partner functions.

    Thus for structuring purposes we have partner types and in them partner functions.

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    Posted on Nov 14, 2011 at 08:46 AM

    Hi,

    If you are asking about Business partner types in

    SPRO>Cross Application components> SAP Business Partner

    Then this is used for SAP solutions such as CRM.

    As far as SD module is concerned, we do not use Business partner types

    Hope this helps,

    Regards,

    Sharan

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