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Vendor Classification

HI, I need help with Vendor Classification. I need to classify my vendors in this manner

• Transportation – Freight

• Packaging

• Shop Supplies

• Facilities/Maintenance

So that when I run a report, it can show me all the Freight vendors or something like that ...

In the vendor master I can go to Environment->Classification. Its is asking me to enter a class. Where to I create classes in customization so that they will pop-up here.

Can you please tell me on the same screen where can I do customization for Status..

Thank you,


Former Member
Former Member replied

That means you should not use classification rather use the account groups for this purpose

Define the new account group for each of your requirements and create vendor under that

Define Account Groups and Field Selection (Vendor)

In this step, you define account groups for vendors. When creating a

vendor master record, you must specify an account group. You use the

account group to determine

o which fields are ready to accept input and which fields require

entries when master records are created and changed

o whether the account is a one-time account

o whether the data retention levels "sub-range" and/or "plant" are

allowed for a vendor master record

Account groups allow you to group together accounts according to the

above criteria. You define the account number interval and the number

assignment type using number ranges.


Remember to maintain the field status. If you have not selected a status

for a field group, the associated fields will be hidden.

o You use the field status to define

- which fields require the entry of data when a vendor master record

is created (mandatory-entry fields).

- which fields allow the entry of data (optional-entry fields)

- which fields are to be hidden by the SAP R/3 System

o Please note that a screen will not be offered during vendor master

record maintenance if you have suppressed all the fields it contains.


For an account group, you must have specified a number range. This in

turn requires the predefinition of the number range (see Define number

ranges for vendors).

Standard Settings

The SAP R/3 System comes with typical account groups already preset.


o If you want to introduce new account groups, you should copy the

existing ones and only then make the necessary changes. This enables

you to test the new account groups at this stage (e.g. with regard to

partner determination) even if you have not yet specified the

remaining data.

o The production system should contain only the account groups that are


o If you define your own account groups, the keys should begin with the

letter Z since SAP keeps these name slots free in the standard R/3


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