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2956403 - How to Create a Contact Without an Account Through Data Workbench?


You have a requirement to create a Contact without linking it to an Account through Data Workbench. When you try the same, system throws below error

Specify AccountID or AccountUUID in the payload


SAP Cloud for Customer


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The template you are using contains fields both from the contacts itself and from the account/contact-relationship .

It is possible to create contacts without account, but then not all properties of the template can be used.

Fields such as "EMail" and "PostalCode" should not be filled, this could results in the mentioned error, because they are not properties of the Contact object.

So if you do not supply any relationship (workplace address) data, then the contacts can be created without account.

Try uploading a new file without data in the mentioned fields and the error should not occur anymore.


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