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 Editing Payment Run Parameters


Before you can schedule and execute a payment run, you have to enter the parameters to be used to select items for payment.

In Customizing for Contract Accounts Receivable and Payable , you have defined bank selections. In these bank selections, you can define which bank the payment program uses for making payments for each company code, payment method, and currency. (Choose Start of the navigation path Business Transactions Next navigation step Payments Next navigation step Incoming/Outgoing Payment Creation Next navigation step Maintain Bank Selection. End of the navigation path )

If you want to use preselections for master data, then you created selections on the SAP Easy Access screen under Start of the navigation path Technical Preparation Next navigation step Define Preselections End of the navigation path (see Defining Preselections for Master Data ). For example, you can define a set of master data using master data attributes, such as, all business partners with a given city in their address.


  1. Enter a date and an ID that you can use to identify the run later.

  2. Choose Continue.

    On the General Selections tab, enter the parameters, the payment methods, and the due-by date. The program uses these criteria to select the open items.

    For selecting business partners or contract accounts, you can also use preselections for master data. Using these preselections, the system checks the specified master records against the interval limits of the mass activity, as if they were entered as individual values for the business partner/contract account. In each interval, therefore, the system processes only those master records that are both within the interval limits and are part of the preselection.

    To switch back and forth between direct selection and preselection, choose the pushbuttons Direct Selection ( Switch to Direct Selection ) and Preselection ( Switch to Preselection ) next to the input fields for the business partner and contract account.

    In the field Posting Date , enter the date on which the clearing document is to be posted.

    The system automatically creates a reconciliation key for the data transfer to the general ledger for each job.

    If you want to use the data of an existing payment run as a template, you can copy the parameters of this run. Specify the date and ID of the template and choose Start of the navigation path Program Run Next navigation step Copy End of the navigation path . Enter an ID for the copy and choose Continue .

    If you want to simulate the run for test purposes, set the indicator Simulation Run .

  3. Choose the Custom Selections tab to restrict the selection of open items even further.

  4. Choose the Bank Selection tab, and define the relevant banks for all the payment methods you want in this payment run for each company code and currency. In the field Sequence , you can define the order in which the system is to check whether the payment can be made by the individual banks. If you do not want to enter the bank selections for each payment run explicitly, you can enter a bank selection ID in the Selection ID field. However, you must have already defined this ID in Customizing (see above).

    You can define a customer-specific evaluation of the sequence in event 0650. See the documentation for the sample function module FKK_SAMPLE_0650.

    For more information, see Functions when Scheduling Program Runs .

  5. Save your entries and schedule the program run.

To make the settings for the payment media required, choose Start of the navigation path Goto Next navigation step Payment Media End of the navigation path . For more information about creating payment media, see Creating Payment Media for Bank Collections .