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2920944 - Error: “Party needs to be maintained for role Employee Responsible” While Updating Installed Base Using DWB


You want to update EmployeeResponsible_Party_ID field for Installed Base using DWB and you receive the below error while you try to do so:

“Party needs to be maintained for role Employee Responsible”


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Reproducing the Issue


  1. Go To Data WorkBench
  2. Select Export
  3. Select Installed Base
  4. Export the required records

In the exported template remove the nonrequired fields, and update the EmployeeResponsible_Party_ID and save.


  1. Go to Data Workbench
  2. Select Import Individual Object
  3. Select update
  4. Select Installed Base object
  5. Import the above saved template.



Issue occurs as you have entered Employee ID instead of the Business Partner ID in the field EmployeeResponsible_Party_ID.


To resolve the issue, use Business Partner ID instead of Employee ID and import.


Update Installed Base,  EmployeeResponsible_Party_ID, Emplpoyee Responsible , KBA , LOD-CRM-INT-DWB , Data Workbench , Problem


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