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3329385 - Error: “BP role does not exist for partner” While Replicating the Business Partners From an External System to S/4HANA Cloud


There is a requirement to replicate the Business Partners from an external system to S/4HANA Cloud system, upon triggering the replication, the below error message is raised in the S/4HANA Cloud system: "BP role *YYYYYY does not exist for partner *XXXXXX".



Reproducing the Issue

Trigger the Replication from the external system to S/4HANA Cloud system. 

  1. Login to the S/4HANA Cloud system.
  2. Go to the app Message Dashboard.
  3. Calendar Monitor.
  4. From (Date/Time): MM/DD/YYYY HH:MM:SS.
  5. To (Date/Time): MM1/DD1/YYYY1 HH:MM:SS.
  6. Click Search.
  7. Select the Namespace / Interface : Business Partner Replication from Client - BP_IN/00001.
  8. Click on Errors.
  9. On the Monitoring and Error Handling screen, click each of the messages to understand the details of the Logs.

Error occurred for partner *00000XXXXXX; passed on to Forward Error Handling
Business partner *XXXXXX does not exist
BP role *YYYYYY does not exist for partner XXXXXX

  1. Go to the app Manage Key Mapping.
  2. Object Selection.
  3. Business Object Type: Business Partner.
  4. Business System: *XYZ.
  5. Object ID Type/Object ID: Business Partner Number / XXXXXX.

The BP is not yet created but the key mapping is generated.

Where *XXXXXX represents the Business Partner ID ; *YYYYYY represents the Business Partner Role
*00000XXXXXX represents the Internal ID of the Business Partner
*XYZ represents the Business System


The Internal IDs in the request payload contain the leading zeros.

For example: 00000XXXXXX is sent instead of XXXXXX for Business Partner, Customer and Supplier.


  • As per the SAP Help Portal, the Internal ID should be provided without leading zeros.
  • Ensure that the Internal ID(s) in the request payload do not contain the leading zeros.
  • Furthermore, delete the already created key mapping from the app Manage Key Mappings and thereafter trigger the replication from the external system to S/4HANA Cloud system.

See Also

APIs for Master Data Maintenance


Key Mapping, Internal ID, Business Partner, InternalID, Replication, Zero , KBA , LO-MD-BP-WS , Web Service for Business Partner , Problem


SAP S/4HANA Cloud all versions