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 Check Number Assignment


In Contract Accounts Receivable and Payable, check numbers can be assigned during the mass creation of checks by the payment program, as well as in Online Check Printing in dialog processing.


In FI-CA, you can assign check numbers using the following procedures:

  1. Automatic assignment (check number = payment document number)

  2. Internal assignment with sequential number

  3. External assignment (preprinted check numbers on the check form)

Internal check number assignment guarantees that the check numbers are issued internally and assigned sequentially. The numbers are assigned via the check number lots. You can maintain number ranges for check number lots in the SAP menu under Start of the navigation path Settings Next navigation step Current Settings Next navigation step Assign Internal Check Numbers End of the navigation path .

You can issue externally numbered checks manually or have the payment program issue them automatically.

In the Implementation Guide for Contract Accounts Receivable and Payable under Start of the navigation path Basic Functions Next navigation step Check Management Next navigation step Settings for Check Creation End of the navigation path , for each combination of company code, house bank, and account, you can define which number assignment is to be used for check creation.

 Number assignment for replacement checks

With automatic number assignment, the check number is the same as the payment document number. For example, if the document number is 120000004711, the check number is 120000004711. This also applies for the numbering of replacement checks. However, the first character of the document number corresponds to the number of the replacement check. For the example above, a replacement check number of 1 120000004711 is the first replacement check, and the number 2 120000004711 denotes the second replacement check.