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1620696 - Error Message "Cannot Display Address Data; Data Protected" While Edit/View an Employee's Address Through Business Partner


When you try to view or edit or update an employee's address in Business partner Data work center, system displays below error message:

Cannot display Address data; data protected

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Business Partner Data work center.
  2. Select Business Partners view.
  3. Select the business partner respective to that employee.
  4. Select Edit button and choose Address option.

It is not possible to view the address of the employee.


If the address was created/maintained in the employee's personnel file (Personnel Administration work center) and if it contains the private address of an employee, the this data is protected that means if you try to access the address from a different work center (via a different business partner) you can't see the data and you get the warning that the data is protected.


So you can able view or update the address only in personnel file of that employee in Personnel Administration work center.

Note: If the Business Partner has the role Employee only and from this Business partner, you can create a Account (Highlight the Business Partner, click Create As button and choose Account). For which different address can be maintained but the address which is maintained through Personnel Administration will remain protected.


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