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Business Partner type conversion?

smetraux
Explorer
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Hi,

Is there a way to convert a Business Partner (BUT000) from a type (BUT000-TYPE) to another one?

BP Types:

1 "Person"

2 "Organization"

3 "Group"

We would need it for data cleaning.

Thanks in advance.

Sebastien

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ivor_martin
Active Contributor
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Hi,

The BAPI function module BAPI_ISUPARTNER_CHANGE allows you to modify the BP Type (field name BPKIND). You will find documentation in the BAPI Explorer.

Regards,

Ivor M.

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ivor_martin
Active Contributor
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Hi,

The BAPI function module BAPI_ISUPARTNER_CHANGE allows you to modify the BP Type (field name BPKIND). You will find documentation in the BAPI Explorer.

Regards,

Ivor M.

william_eastman
Product and Topic Expert
Product and Topic Expert
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Sorry - but the BP type is not changeable within the standard solution. There are two fields very similarly named - bptype (which is the BP category) and bpkind (which is the bp type). The bpkind/type value can be changed - this is typically residential, commercial, etc. The bptype/category cannot be changed - this is the person, organization attribute of the partner. There are several underlying tables which are populated based upon the initial category choice. I believe that there is a custom solution delivered by a partner which can enable this. Otherwise, you will need to create a new BP for these incorrectly defined objects.

regards,

bill.

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Thanks for your answer Bill, i thought as much

william_eastman
Product and Topic Expert
Product and Topic Expert
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I can tell you that the German colleagues in SAP consulting offer a solution to change the BP type (similar to a CDP offering).  I am unaware of the costs for this solution. You can contact (rainer.lork@sap.com) if you wish to pursue the solution.