In FBL5N/FBL1N, I have checked the related documents and found that one of
the line items is having 'Trading Parnter' field as BLANK. So I need to enter
the Trading Partner in the document header. Here I have noticed that the Trading
partner field is DISABLED and hence I am unable to enter the values and proceed
I think if I can fill the trading partner field with the required value
the documents can be cleared.
How can I make the Trading Partner field active. In the document type
setting KA (used here) the 'Enter Trading Partner' flag is ON. Also I have check
the Field Status settings for the Posting Key also for Trading Partner.
On the first hand it is not possible to update the trading partner field for
posted documents, as per SAP Standard. There are two alternatives to this:
REVERSE AND DOCUMENTS CAUSING THE PROBLEM AND RECREATE THEM AFREASH
1. Find out if there are any clearing documents within the main document in
question which is not getting cleared due the trading partner field.
2. Goto FBRA: Reset and reverse the clearing documents if any as found in step
3. Goto F-02 give the main document number; then goto "Document>Reverse" menu or
press CTRL+SHIFT+F12 to reverse the document.
4. Goto F-02: Recreate the main document using "Post with reference" function of
document header which gets automatically populated (with correct Trading Partner
field )as per setting defined in the customer/vendor master data once the
document is saved.
5. Goto F-44/F-32 and then try clearing the vendor/customer.
6. Dont forget the post the clearing documents which were reversed in Step 2.
Alternative 2: This shall be taken as the worst case which shall not be
recommended as normal practice.
To develop an ABAP which shall update the trading partner field VBUND in
Table BSEG, BSIK, BSID and then try clearing the documents.
What is Trading Partners?
In Business Terms Trading partner is your business partner within Group with
whom you are doing business.In order to identify Inter Company transactions
Trading partner field is used. You need to define all the Group Companies as
company in SAP and all the defined Companies will be available for selection in
Trading partner field. Trading partner can be defaulted in GL, Customer or
Vendor Master. If you need you can populate trading partner at Document level
too by doing settings in Document Type Master in T Code OBA7.
Trading partner is normally used to control (payment/transaction)
vendor/customer business with the group. Something like group/inter group
business. You have to go to master record. for eg, in customer master, go to
CONTROL DATA tab so see Acccount Control, in which you have provide trading