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 Utilities, Partial Clearing of Payment Orders


You can process the payment order lot automatically even if the payment amount is less than the amount recorded in the payment order.

Technical Details

Technical Name of Product Feature


Product Feature Is


Country Dependency

Valid for all countries

Software Component Version

IS-UT 617

Application Component

IS-UT (Contract Accounts Receivable and Payable)

Available As Of

SAP Enhancement Package 7 for SAP ERP 6.0, SP08

Required Business Functions


Additional Information

The system distributes the payment amount between the items found in a payment order according to the rules recorded in the clearing control. The payment order is assigned the status Executed.

If you display a partially paid payment order (using the transaction FPOR3 in the SAP menu 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 restrictions apply to the automatic partial clearing of payment orders:

  • The system can only distribute the payment amount between items found in the payment order.

  • You have configured clearing control so that no new on account items are created during the partial clearing.

  • The system can only process partial payments. It cannot process overpayments.

  • The payment amount for a partially cleared payment order can only be reversed by new offsetting items using the reversal method 1. The actual payment order is not affected by this type of reversal.

Note Note

Following the reversal, you must create a new payment order in which you include both the new offsetting items generated by reversal method 1 and the partial items that have not yet been cleared in the original payment order.

End of the note.

Effects on Customizing

You activate the 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 Settings for Posting End of the navigation path by selecting the indicator Partial Clearing for Payment Orders.