Setup Trading Partner ID

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A key piece of information pertaining to the SPS for GP/EDI processing is the Trading Partner ID or TPID.  The TPID associates incoming documents with a particular customer inside of Great Plains.  Each customer should have unique TPID. The TPID is not random identifier, it is the key to associating EDI documents with  particular customer in Great Plains. 

How do you know what the TPID is for a particular customer?  SPS Commerce can provide you with the TPID for a particular Trading Partner or you can get it from a sample Purchase Order from that partner.  Purchase Orders are referred to as 850 documents in EDI.  If you open a sample purchase order from your partner (it is just a text document) the TPID is the first piece of information on each line in the document.  The first string right up to the first comma is considered the TPID. 

Once you know what the TPID is, you can assign it to your customer in Great Plains.  Open the Customer Card in Great Plains and bring up the customer (Trading Partner) you are dealing with.  At the top of the window select 'Additional' and EDI or EDI Information (depending on which version of SPS for GP you are running.  This will open up the EDI information associated with that particular customer (Trading Partner).  Enter the TPID exactly as it appears in the Purchase Order document (850) in the field labeled Vendor ID as pointed out in the image below then save the change.



If you have Purchase Orders being assigned to an incorrect customer in Great Plains, the root cause is normally that you have the same TPID being used for more than one customer. 

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