Business partner

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Name of a concept, e.g. a country. In contrast to a label, the name does not depend on a given context, e.g. a country-specific language.
business partner
Informal and comprehensive human-readable definition of a concept.
An organization which has some degree of involvement with another organization's business dealings. Typically, a company's business partner is another company in the role of a customer, a supplier, a vendor, or a service provider. In the CDL context, the business partner is the core managed entity. A business partner is globally uniquely identifiable by a CDL ID, and all managed information such as addresses, documents, and hierarchies is linked to a business partner.
Defines a synonym of a given term.
Customer, supplier, vendor
Technical key 
Defines a unique key by which e.g. data model concepts can be referenced in a technical integration context. These keys are unique in the CDL context.
SAP default maping 
Provides the technical key of the SAP field, a given CDL concept is mapped to by default.
A simple example supporting the understanding of a concept, business rule, etc.
Parent concept 
Hierarchical relation between two concepts (or a concept and a property) of the CDL data model.
Cardinality  ZERO_OR_ONE
Is recursive 
Defines if a concept in the CDL data model has a recursive relation.

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No value constraints

Wiki pageNameDescription
AddressaddressAn address provides information about the physical location of a business partner. It can be specialized in a certain context: e.g. delivery address or invoice address.
IdentifieridentifierIdentifies a business partner in a given context uniquely. For example, a VAT identification number may identify a business partner uniquely in a national (or larger) context.
NamenameThe business partner name identifies a business partner. There are different types of names.
Partner profilepartner profile
StatusstatusDescribes the status of a business partner with respect to its level of activity (e.g. out of business) or legally relevant conditions (e.g. in liquidation)
Wiki pageNameDescriptionTechnical key
Business partner CDL IDbusiness partner CDL IDA CDL ID identifies a business partner uniquely in the context of the Corporate Data League. A valid CDL ID contains the characters 'C', 'D' and 'Q'. The last character is a Luhn mod N checksum which is calculated by the other characters of the ID, without the style characters 'C', 'D' and 'Q'.CDL_ID
Business partner categorybusiness partner categoryA category of a business partner groups similar business partners, e.g. hospitals, courts or administration. A business partner may be assigned to several companies, e.g. a hospital may also be an admnistrative institute.BUSINESS_PARTNER_CATEGORY
Business partner legal formbusiness partner legal formThe legal form of a legal entity is the form it takes in the eyes of the law governing it. The legal form of a company is the general type it may legally use to identify itself according to the local, regional, national, or international law governing it. This is normally reflected in the ending abbreviation after the company's name (e.g. AG, Inc., LLC, S.A.).LEGAL_FORM
Business partner name internationalbusiness partner name internationalDeprecated, do not use! Sets and provides the value of the business partner/name with type business partner/name/type/international.NAME_INTERNATIONAL
Business partner name localbusiness partner name localDeprecated, do not use! Sets and provides the value of the business partner/name with type business partner/name/type/local.NAME_LOCAL
Business partner typebusiness partner typeA distinct type a business partner is assigned to. It determines the business context a business partner is involved in. In the Corporate Data League, most business partners are legal entities.BUSINESS_PARTNER_TYPE

No business rules

  <careOf>Business Engineering Institute St. Gallen AG</careOf>
  <businessPartnerCategory />
  "cdlId": "jZDCQS2T6o",
  "localName": "CH",
  "internationalName": "CH",
  "legalForm": "Aktiengesellschaft",
  "identifiers": [
      "type": "UNTERNEHMENS_ID",
      "value": "CHE-218.608.886"
      "type": "CH_HR_ID",
      "value": "CH-320.3.076.934-1"
  "careOf": "Business Engineering Institute St. Gallen AG",
  "type": "LEGAL_ENTITY",
  "businessPartnerCategory": ""