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