Saturday, 30 April 2016

How to Create Partner Function in SAP SD


What is Partner Function?


Partner   function is two-character identification key that describes the people and organization with whom you do the business, and who are therefore involved in transaction. Here is some standard Partner Function for customer-
  1. Sold-to party
  2. Ship-to party
  3. Bill-to party
  4. Payer
Partner Determination:

The Partner and business partner term in SAP SD refers to parties with whom you do business. Each business partner has specific role. E.g. Sold-to party - Business Partner who order the goods / Services. The Partner Determination can be done in three steps-

  1. Define Partner Function
  2. Create Partner Determination procedure by grouping Partner function.
  3. Assign the partner determination procedure to respective partner object.

Step 1 - Define Partner Function: 


  1. Enter T-Code VOPAN in Command Bar.
  2. Select Customer Master Partner Object
  3. Click on Change Button, Partner Determination Procedure Screen appear.



  1. Click On New Entries Button.


  2. Enter Partner Determination Procedure and name.


  3. Double click on Partner Function node - Screen as below appear.


  4. Click on New Entries  Button.

  5. Enter Partner Function Detail

Enter Partner Function / Name / Partner Type.
Field NameDesc
Partner FunctionTwo-character unique identifier for each partner function.
NameA meaningful description for this partner function.
Partner TypeIt tells whether the partner function is for a customer (KU), a vendor (LI), a contact person (AP), and so on.

Step 2 - Partner Determination procedure by grouping Partner function.

  1. Click on Partner Function in procedure node.
  2. Enter Partner Det. Procedure / Partner function / Name.


Step 3 - Assign the partner determination procedure to respective partner object. 


We are creating partner function for customer, so here partner object is customer and assign to Account Group.

Partner ObjectAssign to
CustomerAccount Group
Sales Document HeaderSales Document Type
Sales Document ItemItem category Type
Delivery HeaderDelivery Document Type
Shipment HeaderShipment Document Type
Billing HeaderBilling Document Type
Billing ItemBilling Item Category  type
ContactContact type

  1. Click on Account groups - Function Node and click on New entries Button.
  2. Enter Partner function / Name / Account Group / Name.

Click on Save Button   to save  partner Function.

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