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Procedure documentation Entering Payment Parameters Locate the document in its SAP Library structure


Before you can start the payment run, you first have to enter the payment parameters. You use these payment parameters to define when, for which period, which company code, which business partners, and so on should be considered by the payment program.


  1. From the SAP Easy Access Menu, choose Accounting ® Financial Accounting ® Accounts receivable/Accounts payable ® Periodic Processing ® Payments.
  2. The Automatic Payment Transactions screen appears.

  3. Enter the following data:
  1. Choose the Parameters tab.

Here, you can either enter payment parameters or copy parameters from a previous payment run (choose This graphic is explained in the accompanying text). Otherwise, enter the following data:

To clear items with each other from a business partner that is both a customer and a vendor, enter both account numbers. The payment program then determines a joint balance (see Clearing Customers and Vendors).


Open items for which no payment method has been specified, can be settled using various payment methods (e.g. check (C), transfer (T) or bill of exchange (B)). If you enter, for example, BTC in the parameters, the system first checks whether a bill of exchange can be generated. If this is not possible, the same check is made for a bank transfer. Should this also not be feasible (for example, because of inconsistencies in the customer/vendor's bank details), then the system checks whether the items can be paid by check.

  1. You can make further restrictions to the payment run. Choose the Free selection tab.

You can enter up to three additional selection criteria for accounts and documents. Fields of tables BSEG, BKPF, LFA1, LFB1, KNA1, and KNB1 serve as selection criteria. You can assign values to these fields, and include or exclude those values during the search.

The system expects the entries to be made either as a list of individual values, e.g. value 1, value 2, value 3, and so on, or as a list of intervals, e.g. (from value 1, to value 1), (from value 2, to value 2). However, you can enter individual specifications and intervals at the same time. A comma must separate them, and no blanks should be used. Set intervals between brackets - (" "). Specify individual values using the defined field length; do not omit leading zeros.

  1. You can define criteria for an additional log. Choose the Additional log tab.

If you call up the log later on, the system displays the processing logic of the payment program in appropriate detail. Before doing anything, you should read the note under Checking the Log in "Creating the Payment Proposal".

The following processing steps can be logged.

Click next to the corresponding option and enter the account numbers of the vendors or customers.

  1. Save your entries and then choose the Status tab.

Here, the system displays the current status of each of the payment runs.



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