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2697536 - Error: Category code XYZ does not support attribute DEFAULT_INDICATOR Occurs When Replicating Business Partners


You replicate business partners from SAP ERP and the inbound message fails in SAP Cloud for Customer (C4C) with the error "Category code XYZ does not support attribute DEFAULT_INDICATOR."


SAP Cloud for Customer

Reproducing the Issue

Replicate a customer from ERP and check the failed message in Webservice Message Monitoring under the Administrator work centre.


The inbound payload contains a relationship category code under the partner function node which has the default indicator set to true.


<PartnerFunction actionCode="04">
<BusinessPartnerRelationshipCatagoryCode>ABC</BusinessPartnerRelationshipCatagoryCode>   (where ABC represents the external code of the relationship category code)
<PartnerInternalID>XXX</PartnerInternalID>   (where XXX represents the business partner external ID)

In code list mapping ABC is mapped to XYZ for BusinessPartnerRelationshipCategoryCode Data Type.



  1. Go to the Business Configuration work centre.
  2. Open the Activity List and search for the activity "General Business Partners".
  3. Open the relationships hyperlink.
  4. Find XYZ and flag the Main indicator. See attached screenshot.



Category Code, Default Indicator, Business Partner Replication, Category code XYZ does not support attribute DEFAULT_INDICATOR , KBA , LOD-CRM-INT-ERP , Integration of C4C with ERP , Problem


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