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3112750 - Search Filter For Partner Companies under Payables or Receivables Does not Work as Expected


You have selected the Partner Companies query under Supplier Accounts view, however not all partner companies are returned as expected in comparison to the Partner Companies list under General Ledger.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Payables work center.
  2. Go to Supplier Accounts view.
  3. Change the query to Partner Companies.

You notice that number of entries returned differ from the number of Partner Companies shown under General Ledger -> Partner Companies.


The Partner Companies screen in General Ledger combines both companies within the org unit (and associated standard business partner) and also partner companies set up within the screen itself via New button. If the partner company is derived directly from the org unit then the system does not store a dedicated affiliation period, but derives the dates from the Org. Unit time lines. However, if the partner company is created in the screen itself the system allows an entry for From and To, which is then stored as affiliation in backend.

The query for Partner Companies in the Supplier Account view is build so that it searches only through the Partner Companies which has a dedicated affiliation period instead of a date derived from the Org. Unit. Therefore, only Partner Company entries created from the General Ledger -> Partner Companies screen are returned by this query.


This is the designed system behavior.

All the partner companies accounts will be correctly shown via the All Suppliers query, which also allows you to create and save a custom query.


Supplier Account. Partner Company. General Ledger. , KBA , SRD-FIN-ACP , Payables , How To


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