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Creating New Formats in Manage Payment Formats


Fiori Manage Payment Formats app in SAP S/4HANA Cloud comes along with SAP-delivered  regularly updated payment formats, already configured to match country-specific bank requirements.

However, if for some reason you would need to create an unique payment format, it’s possible by using empty formats.


Empty formats

SAP delivers two types of empty formats which can be used to create new formats in case the required format is not delivered by SAP or if multiple bank institutions with the same format have different requirements.

You can find them under the names XX_EMPTY_XML_FILE and XX_EMPTY_FLAT_FILE. 

Using those, you are able to create a completely new format from scratch (for example in a case when the bank or country is not using any standardized payment format) or to create a custom version of a different format by importing existing format structure into the empty format and then modifying the structure.

Modifying existing trees

If you would run out of those empty trees, there is a possibility to modify existing trees, which you are not planning to use in the future in a way to meet your requirements.

When displaying such tree, in the header, there is an information about the type of the output file, if it is an XML file or a flat file.

After choosing the right tree, you can then either deactivate the whole structure and create a custom one or you can import your custom structure, replacing the old one.

The name inside the uploaded XML must correspond with the target format tree.


This article is a part of a series of articles, demonstrating how to create custom payment formats. Tune in in the future for more articles about the topic.


Learn more about Manage Payment Formats in the App Documentation.

Be sure to check out Manage Payment Formats in Fiori Apps Library.

Read more articles about Payment Formats here.


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