SAP ABAP Data Element BU_TYPE (Business partner category)
SAP_BASIS (Software Component) SAP Basis Component
   BC-SRV-BP (Application Component) Business Partner Foundation
     S_BUPA_GENERAL (Package) SAP Business Partner: Basic Components
Basic Data
Data Element BU_TYPE
Short Description Business partner category  
Data Type
Category of Dictionary Type D   Domain
Type of Object Referenced     No Information
Domain / Name of Reference Type BU_TYPE    
Data Type CHAR   Character String 
Length 1    
Decimal Places 0    
Output Length 1    
Value Table      
Further Characteristics
Search Help: Name    
Search Help: Parameters    
Parameter ID BPY  
Default Component name PARTNERCATEGORY   
Change document    
No Input History    
Basic direction is set to LTR    
No BIDI Filtering    
Field Label
  Length  Field Label  
Short 10 Part. cat. 
Medium 15 Partner cat. 
Long 20 BP category 
Heading BPC 


Category under which a business partner is classified.

You can distinguish between the following business partner categories:

  • Organization
  • Natural person
  • Group of natural persons or organizations


The processing screens for the business partner categories are set up differently.

So, for example, the screen for an organization contains the field Legal form, but this is not needed in the screen for a natural person.




Last changed by/on SAP  20110908 
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