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2556865 - Cannot Create a Business Partner Person as a Supplier


You want to create a business partner as a Supplier, but the option is grayed out.


SAP Business ByDesign

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Business Partners work center.
  2. Select the relevant business partner.
  3. Click the Create As button.
  4. See that the Supplier option is grayed out and can't be selected.


In SAP Business ByDesign, business partners are divided as business partner persons and business parter organizations.

Suppliers are strictly a business partner organization role, so business partners that already have a business partner person role (such as Contact, Service Agent or Employee) cannot be created as Supplier.


This is the standard system behavior.

If you wish to create a business partner as a Supplier, you can only do this with business partners that have no business partner person role assigned to them.


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