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Create Business Partner with External Number Assignment

I am trying to create a business partner in SAP GUI transaction BP with external grouping / external number range / external number assignment. There are three external groupings in the system defined in customizing. One of the gorupings is marked as default. They are not set to hidden. There is no internal grouping and we don't want or need one, we want to manually enter the number.

When I click the (Create) Person, Group or Organization button in transaction BP I get the error "No internal standard grouping exists" "Message no. R11117" (117(R11)).

I also tried entering the ID first (the ID field is empty and editable) and clicking the Person/Group/Organization button second. This produced the same error message.

How can I tell transaction BP to use external number assignment / which grouping I want to use?

Some materials I found mention that I should select the grouping first. But there is nothing to select it. The only field is the ID field, there is no drop-down for the grouping or even for internal or external number assignment. Maybe this choice menu should appear after pressing the Person/Group/Org button, but then I only get the error message (at the bottom of the screen) and no additional fields appear.

What am I missing?

Monika

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Former Member replied

Hi

Please go to SU3. In parameters tab, give Parameter ID as BPP and Parameter Value as the BP Group for which you are encountering this issue.

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