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Object documentationSelection Variants Locate the document in its SAP Library structure

Use

If you wish to use the Payment Medium Workbench for creation of payment media, you have to enter selection variants for the generic payment medium program. These do not have to be entered as parameters for every payment run, as is the case for the classic payment medium programs (RFFO*), rather they are maintained centrally.

Prerequisites

In Customizing for the Payment Medium Format, choose Adjust Payment Medium Format and determine the level of detail. The level of detail governs how payment media are output in payment groups. In selection variant maintenance, the system displays all defined payment groups that each require assignment of one selection variant.

Procedure

You can enter, assign, and transport selection variants for the generic payment medium program.

Assigning selection variants

At least 1 variant is defined in each payment group for each payment medium format. It is important to assign a selection variant to each group to ensure that no payment is forgotten.

  1. To assign a selection variant, in Customizing for Financial Accounting, 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 ® Create/Assign Selection Variants.
  2. On the left side of the screen, select the payment medium format to which you want to assign a variant. The system displays the format on the right side of the screen. In order to make the list easier to work with, you can use Drag&Drop to copy formats to the favorites list.
  3. When you place the cursor over a selection variant field and press F4 (input help) the system displays possible variants. Choose the variant you require.
  4. Carry out assignment for each individual group level. You can speed up this process by using filter, copy, selection, and paste functions.
  5. Save assignment of the selection variants.

Creating selection variants

  1. To create a selection variant, in Customizing for Financial Accounting, 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 ® Create/Assign Selection Variants.
  2. On the left side of the screen, select the payment medium format for which you want to create a variant. The system displays the format on the right side of the screen.
  3. Place the cursor over a selection variant field, enter a name for a new variant, and press continue.
  4. The system displays a dialog box where you confirm variant creation.

    The system displays the selection screen of the generic payment medium program SAPFPAYM.

  5. Here, you enter the required selection criteria, then you maintain the attributes before saving the variant.
  6. Choose Back to return to selection variant maintenance for the payment medium formats.
  7. Save assignment of the selection variants.

Note

If you want to work with Dynamic selections you can enter several variants per group using the procedure described above (Variant ® Enter further variants). You should only use Dynamic selections to define selection variants where no alternative exists. After this, you need to ensure that no payment order has been carried out in duplicate and that only 1 payment medium has been created for each order.

You can increase the level of detail in Customizing (Adjust Payment Medium Format) as an alternative to Dynamic selections.

Transporting selection variants

In selection variant maintenance for payment medium creation, it is possible to branch to transport of the settings made and the selection variants for payment medium creation themselves.

  1. To carry out the transport, in Customizing for Financial Accounting, 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 ® Create/Assign Selection Variants.
  2. To transport the selection variants, choose This graphic is explained in the accompanying text Transport variants to all formats.
  3. To transport selection variant assignment, choose This graphic is explained in the accompanying text Transport settings to all formats. You can decide whether you transport the currently selected format or whether you transport all formats.

Result

The payment program starts payment medium creation using each selection variant entered.

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