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Component documentation Business Address Services (BC-SRV-ADR)  Locate the document in its SAP Library structure


Business Address Services (BAS) offer functions for managing addresses in applications. You can store and further process addresses, using different address types. An address is subordinate to an associated application object (such as a customer, a purchase order, or a plant).

Implementation Considerations

The BAS provide flexible dialog integration for standard functions such as creating, changing, displaying and finding addresses. In this way, the BAS guide users through different applications when they maintain addresses.

BAS function modules enable the application to store addresses for the associated application object in BAS tables. These tables contain the addresses of all applications that use the BAS in a system. Functions and data storage in address management are central with regard to a client in a system.


The BAS are already used by a broad range of applications, including, for example:

In addition, the BAS provide functions to support other tools and interfaces:


General Characteristics

Integration into the Application

It is also possible to maintain address-independent communication data. For more information, see Address-Independent Communication Data.

Address Distribution and Transport

Address used for


Transport or distribution methods or tools used by BAS

Master data

Customer, vendor

Distribution using ALE (Application Link Enabling)

Customizing objects

Plant, sales organization

Methods for transporting addresses within the normal Customizing object transport process

System user

System user

Methods for client copy and BAPIs for central user management (cross-system in this case)



The functions of Business Address Services are system-dependent. However, you can use the tools and methods mentioned above to transport and distribute addresses.

Time-dependent addresses (which are valid for a limited period only, such as the vacation address of a newspaper subscriber) are currently not supported.





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