Add Custom Fields for Your Business Partner: Part 2 — User-Defined Attributes

  • by Ned Falk, Senior Education Consultant, SAP
  • July 15, 2007
Learn about another option available to you that, with the help of an ABAP programmer, allows you to add custom fields for your business partner to track special data.
Key Concept

User-defined attributes allow you and your ABAP programmer to modify existing, generic attributes in the system to meet your business needs. They enable you to create reports that provide information on the data contained in the custom fields.

You can use three ways to add a custom field for your business partner: marketing attributes, user-defined attributes, and Easy Enhancement Workbench, as I mentioned in part 1 of this series. In this article, let’s focus on the second technique — user-defined attributes. In this case SAP has pre-coded special fields to support users’ requirements — you just have to customize them. In the business partner data, they appear on the Classification tab as generic attributes 1 through 10. You only need to configure the possible values for these fields.

Ned Falk

Ned Falk is a senior education consultant at SAP. In prior positions, he implemented many ERP solutions, including SAP R/3. While at SAP, he initially focused on logistics. Now he focuses on SAP HANA, SAP BW (formerly SAP NetWeaver BW), SAP CRM, and the integration of SAP BW and SAP BusinessObjects tools. You can meet him in person when he teaches SAP HANA, SAP BW, or SAP CRM classes from the Atlanta SAP office, or in a virtual training class over the web. If you need an SAP education plan for SAP HANA, SAP BW, BusinessObjects, or SAP CRM, you may contact Ned via email.

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