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3280452 - Special Logic with "Trading Partner" field Configuration in S/4HANA Cloud


"Trading Partner" field is not as expected when posting an FI document.

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Reproducing the Issue

Post an FI document but find "Trading Partner" field is not displayed as expected.


Configuration of field 'Enter trading partner' and field  'Inter-company postings' at Document Type level is relevant. 

  •  Field "Trading Partner" can be entered manually when creating a document, or can be derived from the customer, vendor or G/L account master data
  •  In the customizing of document type (SSCUI 101522 or Activity - Define Document Types) there are 2 indicators for controlling the "Trading Partner" field behavior:
    Enter Trading Partner : Trading partner can be entered manually, and
    Inter-company : Inter-company posting
  • The configuration in SSCUI 101522 or Activity - Define Document Types can be: 
    1.  'Enter Trading Partner' and 'Inter-company' are initial:
      Trading Partner is transferred from the master record and has to be unique in the document
    2. 'Enter Trading Partner ' is set and 'Inter-company' is initial: 
      You can enter the trading partner manually during posting (for a unique trading partner in document header). However, you can only do this for pure G/L account postings where there is no partner company in the account master record (otherwise the partner company from the master record is used). The partner company entered at document level is copied into all line items.
    3. 'Enter Trading Partner' is initial and 'Inter-company' is set: 
      Trading Partner is transferred from the master data but it has no to be unique in the document. So the trading partner of one line item is not inherit to the other line items.
    4.  'Enter Trading Partner' and 'Inter-company' are both set:  Trading Partner has not to be unique in the document and you can enter it manually for G/L line items. In this case you have to enter it in line item directly or with More Data screen.  For Cross-CC documents no. you have to enter trading partner in the global data of the company code. 

For more details, you may also see F1 help of the two indicators.


Configure the Document Type in SSCUI 101522 or Activity - Define Document Types as per your requirements.


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