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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.