A business area can be defined in M3 using 'Business Area. Open' (CRS036). This can either be a geographical area or a line of business. The business area is a tool used to group information for budgeting and statistical purposes.
In the next sections, details on how to add and update a business area using API transactions in CRS036MI will be discussed.
The API transactions for CRS036MI are only valid for the company where it is run. If we use CRS036MI, transaction AddBusinessArea for Company 123 for example, it will only be added to Company 123.
It is required to specify a value for the 'Description' field and optionally, the 'Name' field. If the 'Name' field is left blank, the value is automatically set to the same value as the 'Description' field (first 15 characters).
Also, duplicate business area records are not allowed, which means that you cannot have two business areas with the same business area ID (BUAR).
If the 'Description' or 'Name' fields are left blank, no changes should be made on the existing field values.
Language handling is supported for a business area in M3. One business area record can have multiple language records, but only the languages defined in 'Language. Open' (CRS010) can be used.
If the 'Name' field is left blank, the value is automatically set to the same value as the 'Description' field (first 15 characters).
Duplicate language records are also not allowed.