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 Debit Entry: Business Partner Items with Zero Amount


You can use Customizing to make settings so that when posting payment plan items by using debit entry (Transaction VYSPA), business partner items with a zero amount are also created.

Technical Details

Technical Name of Product Feature

Not applicable

Product Feature Is


Country Dependence

Valid for all countries

Software Component Version


Application Component


Available From

SAP Enhancement Package 7 for SAP ERP 6.0, SP07

Required Business Functions

Not applicable

Additional Details

Grouping and aggregating multiple payment plan items within the debit entry can result in a total amount of zero. Unless the system creates a business partner item, the business transaction is not shown through business partner items in the subledger, and are not shown in the account balance display (transaction FPL9), for example. You can now use Customizing to ensure that business partner items with a zero amount are also created.

Business partner items with a zero amount are cleared directly (with themselves) on posting and are assigned the clearing reason 60 (Cleared Because of Zero Amount).

Effects on Customizing

In Customizing for Insurance Industry, under Start of the navigation path Collections and Disbursements Next navigation step Basic Functions End of the navigation path, execute the Activate Basic Functions Customizing activity. In the Basic Settings for Payment Plan Functionality section, in the Zero Amount field, specify one of the following settings:

  • Never create items from zero amount (default setting)

  • Always create items from zero amount

  • Only if no item were otherwise created in the document

    For this setting, the system deletes all business partner items with a zero amount before posting documents, as long as there are otherwise documents with an amount not equal to zero.