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 Partial Clearing of Payment Orders


Even if the payment amount is less than the amount entered in the payment order, you can process the payment order lot automatically.

Technical Details

Technical Name of Product Feature


Product Feature Is


Country Dependency

Valid for all countries

Software Component Version

FI-CAX 617

Application Component

FI-CAX (Contract Accounts Receivable and Payable)


SAP enhancement package 7 (SP08) for SAP ERP 6.0

Required Business Functions


Additional Details

The system distributes the payment amount based on the rules entered in clearing control on the items belonging to the payment order. The payment order itself receives the status Executed.

If you display a partially paid payment order (in transaction FPOR3 on the SAP Easy Access screen under Start of the navigation path Payments Next navigation step Payment Run End of the navigation path), the system displays the actual payment amount.

The following limitations apply for the automatic partial clearing of payment orders:

  • The system is only allowed to distribute the payment amount to the items contained in the payment order.

  • You have configured clearing control, so that no new items on account are created due to a partial clearing.

  • The system can only process partial payments, not overpayments.

  • The payment document of a partially cleared payment order is only allowed to be reversed using reversal method 1 by new offsetting items. The payment order itself remains unchanged when this type of reversal is used.

    Note Note

    After the reversal, you have to create a new payment order, in which you include both the new offsetting items created by reversal method 1 and the not yet cleared items of the original payment order.

    End of the note.

Effects on Customizing

You activate partial clearing for payment orders in Customizing for Contract Accounts Receivable and Payable under Start of the navigation path Basic Functions Next navigation step Postings and Documents Next navigation step Basic Settings Next navigation step Maintain Central Posting Settings End of the navigation path by setting the Partial Clearing for Payment Orders indicator.