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2736343 - Legal Form Brackets Cannot be Removed


You have created Legal Forms values without explanation, however, the system keeps carrying the brackets to the UI.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Business Configuration work center.
  2. Click on Implementation Projects.
  3. Open Fine Tune Activity.
  4. Search for the Activity General Business Partner.
  5. Open it.
  6. Click on Legal Form.
  7. Create your custom one without filling the field "Explanation".
  8. Now go to the Customer work center.
  9. Click on Accounts.
  10. Open the Account XYZ (XYZ represents the ID of the Account).
  11. Click on edit.
  12. Open dropdown on the Legal form field.
  13. Result: the system will display brackets even when not maintained any value on Business Configuration activity.


Reason for this is that Legal Form codes are not translated. The text of the legal Form code is language independent the explanation text is required which shows in explanation in the logon language.


This is the current system behavior, our recommendation is not to remove the explanation text from Business Configuration to avoid the empty brackets in the thing inspector.

An alternative option may be to check the SAP Customer Influencer Site to submit an idea:

There is also a possibility to contact our Service center team, You can find more details about the services offered by the Cloud Service Center on

You can contact the Cloud Service Center as follows:
a) If you are a partner: please use or the Partner finder.
b) If you are a customer: please use the little blue box “Contact Us” shown on the very right-hand side of, choose “Contact Us”, choose “Services”, choose “SAP Custom Development” and complete the page.
Note: The services of the SAP Cloud Service Center will be charged as packaged services based on fixed prices.


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