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Blocking Suppliers in Supplier and Category Management Applications

With this feature, you can block suppliers. If suppliers have been blocked, they can no longer be used in any Supplier and Category Management WebDynpro applications. The supplier data is not deleted, but it is no longer visible. Any supplier-related entries are displayed as Blocked Supplier and all supplier-related links are disabled. Evaluation scorecards for the blocked suppliers are not displayed in the scorecards list in the Display Scorecards app.

This change is relevant for the following apps:
  • Manage Activities

  • Monitor Tasks

  • Manage Templates

Supplier blocking via CDS view functions in the following apps:
  • Manage Purchasing Categories

  • Display Scorecards

  • Quick Create for Procurement-Related Activities

  • Open Activities card on the Procurement Overview Page

  • Monitor Responses

  • Evaluate Suppliers

  • Monitor Responses

Technical Details

Product Feature is


Country Dependency

Valid for all countries

Application Component



SAP S/4HANA 1709

Additional Details

You require the business role SAP_BR_DATA_PRIVACY_SPECIALIST to block or unblock the suppliers. You require the business role BR_EXTERNAL_AUDITOR to display the blocked suppliers.