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What Function Module can be used to create vendor master data in SAP R/3?

Hello -

I've been trying to find a standard SAP delivered BAPI that can be used to create vendor master records in ECC 6.0. Up to this point I have not been able to do so. With SAP MDM solutions and SRM solutions it seems logical that SAP would deliver a standard BAPI that can be used to create vendor master records in the ERP/R3 environment (similar to the BAPI_MATERIAL_SAVEREPLICA for creating material master data records).

I have been able to find BAPI_VENDOR_CREATE but this only calls the online transaction and does not offer much additional functionality beyond what transaction code XK02 already offers.

The next best alternative appears to be IDOC_INPUT_CREDITOR but our preference would be to not use IDOCs for the project we are working on.

Can anyone offer any insight or personal experience on how vendor master records have been successfully interfaced with SAP R/3? Did you have to use IDOCs or create a custom RFC call? Thanks for the help!

Rich Wortmann


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