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1706334 - Is it Possible to Delete an Organizational Unit Which was Activated as a Company?


You have activated an Org Unit which is marked as Company but it is not possible to delete because of below error message,

Operation not possible; business partner creation already performed

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Organizational Management work center.
  2. Select Edit Org Structures under Common Tasks.
  3. Highlight the Org Unit which you would want to delete.
  4. Select Edit Org Unit button and choose Delete.


Once an Org Unit is activated as a Company then it is not possible to delete it. As like with other master data entities, it is not supported to fully delete an Org Unit that has been a Company previously in the ByDesign product.


Instead of deleting an Org Unit, you can delimit the Org Unit which have a Valid To date set to a date as early as possible and all referenced objects should be set to their obsolete/blocked statuses. This will effectively hide that obsolete company for day-to-day operations.


KBA , SRD-MD-OM , Organizational Management , How To


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