Business Scenario– We need to block a vendor as we will no longer be doing business with them or we are temporarily blocking them till we get approval to use them.
This tcode can also be used to unblock the vendor when we are ready to do business with them.
Please note- If You are using an S/4 HANA system, a vendor is not blocked/unblocked using this tcode- Refer to the create vendor in S/4 HANA guide.
Access through the menu path Accounting-Financial Accounting-Accounts Payable-Master Records- Fk05 Unblock/Block
Or access it directly through the transaction code- FK05
Enter the following details
1-Vendor– The vendor number that has to be blocked or unblocked
2- Company Code– The Company code that the vendor belongs to. We can block the vendor in company A, but continue to use it in company B.
Check the box of
1- All company codes- This vendor will be blocked in all company codes.
2- Selected company code- This will block the vendor only in the company code that was entered in the previous step.
I am going to block this in all company codes by checking the box of All company codes
And click on Save
You will get a message that the changes have been made
If you try using this vendor in a posting, you will get an error message that the vendor is blocked for posting.
Double click on the error message to view details.
As a general rule, always double click on an error message to get more details about it. A lot of times, SAP gives you the solution with the error message.
To unblock, just back to the same tcode FK05
Enter the vendor number and the company code and hit enter
uncheck the box under Posting block
Once the block is removed
You can click on save