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Create, Copy & Delete Payment Medium Formats on SAP S/4HANA

You can create and set up a new Payment Medium Formats if you need a custom file format or there are no formats available for a bank/country or region. The goal of this article is to explain to you the process of creating, copying or deleting Payment Medium Formats in detail.

Creating a Format

First of all, the user needs to be logged as independent cross-client. After that, call transaction OBPM1 SAP delivered Payment Medium Format. There are two ways to create a new Payment Medium Format

In both cases, start the name of the newly created Payment Medium Format with symbol slash (/). Please note that if you use symbol Z (as it was a rule in the past), the warning message appears.

If you choose New Entries… 

… you can create a new and blank Payment Medium Format. After saving and re-opening newly customized Payment Medium Format, you can add an already existing Format Mapping via field ‘Deviating Format Tree’.

If you choose Copy As…

… you can copy an existing Payment Medium Format including the same functionality, such as its  Format Mappings.

Deleting a Format

You can delete all those newly created Payment Medium Formats whose technical names start with slash symbol in transaction OBPM1.

 

Read more about Payment Process on SAP S/4HANA here.

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  • Hi Tereza,

    I have got a question regarding this new convention:

    In both cases, start the name of the newly created Payment Medium Format with symbol slash (/). Please note that if you use symbol Z (as it was a rule in the past), the warning message appears.

     

    Do you know if there is an official SAPNOTE for this?

     

    Thanks a lot.

    Christoph

     

     

    • Hi Christoph,

       

      customer namespace defined for the format tables is /* (since 1999)

      In case you create anything in Z* namespace it is an SAP modification in this case.

       

      May I ask to which warning message do you refer to?

       

      Best regards,

      Michal

      • Hi Michal,

        a lot of customers use "Z...formats" in their implementations.

        I have seen that during my consulting activities and added also Z...formats.

        But now I have learned that the slash is the correct symbol.

        I refer to the message "Select a key from the allowed namespace."

        It is mentioned under "Creating a format" by Tereza.

        Thanks.

        Christoph