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Procedure documentation Customizing Payment Methods for Use with DMEE Locate the document in its SAP Library structure

If you use a Data Medium Exchange Engine (DMEE) format tree of tree type PAYM to generate a DME file for a given payment method, you need to make a number of related settings for the Payment Medium Workbench (PMW).

In Customizing for Financial Accounting (FI), choose Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable ® Business Transactions ® Outgoing Payments ® Automatic Outgoing Payments ® Payment Media ® Make Settings for Payment Medium Formats from Payment Medium Workbench ®

  1. Create Payment Medium Formats

Create a new format with the same name as your DMEE format tree. Choose the format output Payment medium without docs., and type File. Under Program control, set the Mapping using DME engine indicator. Once this indicator is set, the DME engine button appears, which allows you to access the DMEE format tree directly.

Under Format information, specify your country. You can also write documentation for your PMW format by choosing the field help for the Documentation module field. From there, choose Proceed, and a document maintenance screen appears. Select document class General text, enter a name for the text, and create the documentation. Lastly, enter the name of this text in the PMW format in the Documentation module field.


When you create your DMEE format tree, you also have the option of documenting it. The field help for the Documentation field (part of the header dataAdministrative data) describes how to set a link from the DMEE documentation to the corresponding PMW format documentation.

Refer to the IMG documentation for the activity for further explanation of the other fields and dialog structure views.

  1. Assign Payment Medium Format and Note to Payee to Payment Method

You need to specify that the PMW is to be used for the given payment method. To do so, double-click the payment method. Under Payment medium, set the Use payment medium workbench indicator and enter the PMW format name you created in step 1 (which must have the same name as the corresponding DMEE format tree). If you created documentation for the PMW format in step 1, once you choose Enter, an i button appears next to the format name. If you choose the Format settings button, you branch to the settings for the PMW format (the activity in step 1).

See also:

Delivered Format Trees

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