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 BP Duplicates in Account Balance Display and Account Maintenance

Use

You can also process open items from business partner duplicates in the account balance display and in account maintenance.

Prerequisites

Identified business partner duplicates exist for the business partner to be processed in account maintenance, or for which the system is to display the account balance, and these were processed with the Processing Business Partner Duplicates function.

Activities

You are now on the Account Maintenance: Process Open Items screen, or Account Balance: Basic Maintenance .

( SAP Easy Access screen under Start of the navigation path Collections/Disbursements Next navigation step Account Next navigation step Maintain End of the navigation path and Start of the navigation path Collections/Disbursements Next navigation step Account Next navigation step Account Balance End of the navigation path )

Choose with the quick info Predecessor/Successor .

The Predecessor/Successor function is only provided if business partner duplicates actually exist for the selected business partner.

The system shows you which business partner duplicate is the predecessor or successor for the selected business partner.

If you choose Display All Data , the system selects all items for all business partner duplicates and displays them in the Account Balance Display or in Account Maintenance .

Account Maintenance , the system only takes the numbers for the BP duplicates into account, and no other selection criteria such as Contract Account, Contract, Currency or Net Due Date .

In the Account Balance Display , the system only takes the numbers for the BP duplicates, the list category and the posting date into account, and no other selection criteria such as Contract Account and Contract .

If you choose Cancel , you return to the Account Balance Display or Account Maintenance for the selected business partner and the system only displays the items for the selected business partner.

The Predecessor/Successor function is not available in the Account Balance Display in the following cases:

  • You have selected the option All Items for Business Partner .

  • You have selected the Account Balance: Basic List with a specific account balance role

Example

Three processed business partner duplicates exist in the system for business partner Adams. The duplicates are managed in the system with the business partner numbers BPCL1, BPCL2 and BPCL3. In the Processing Business Partner Duplicates function, you have made settings for business partner BPCL2 to replace business partner BPCL1, and then for business partner BPCL3 to replace business partner BPCL2.

You display the account balance for business partner BPCL2.

If you choose Predecessor/Successor , the system display the existing business partner duplicates BPCL1 and BPCL3 as the predecessor or the successor.

If you then select Display All Data , the system also displays the open items for business partner duplicates BPCL1 and BPCL2 in the account balance for business partner BPCL2.