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Error: "Sponsor does not have a customer associated with it" PLEASE HELP!!!

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Question about Business partner (sponsor) settings in Grants management:

I created a business partner (sponsor role) - as far as i can tell, it was configured correctly. I also created all the settings required to map the BP to a customer. I am able to create a business partner (sponsor), but each time i create a grant and use that sponsor, i get the following error message:

Sponsor 6000000001 does not have a customer associated with it

Message no. GRANTMGMT113

I have tried my best to investigate, but could not solve this issue. Since i cannot create a grant, i am stuck and cannot proceed further. PLEASE HELP!!!!

Any suggestions or solutions are much appreciated.



Edited by: gmtech on Jul 12, 2009 7:59 PM

Edited by: gmtech on Jul 13, 2009 4:14 PM


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Hello Venkat

This same answer has been provided to a colleague reporting the same issue in this forum:


The sponsor should have a customer number behind

Please have a look at the online help:[]

See Customizing Grantee Management ->GM-GTE Customizing: Master Data -> GM-GTE Master Data Customizing: Sponsor

You can adjust your customizing in a way to create the customer automatically at the time of creating the sponsor, or you can first create the sponsor and link it to a customer afterwards. This will depend on how the sponsor Role (Standard is PSSP01) is set.

you can find it in the IMG> Master Data Synchronization> Customer/Vendor Integration> Business Partner Settings> Settings for Customer Integration> Set BP Role Category for Direction BP to Customer

and check options 'Customer-based' or 'Optional for Customer'

Hope this will help. Please mark this thread as answered and use the other thread so we can have the same public information

Kind regards


Edited by: Mar Novalbos on Jul 16, 2009 9:57 AM

Edited by: Mar Novalbos on Jul 16, 2009 9:58 AM