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Bank chain testing process: vendor setup for testing

goto Tcode FIBPU

1. Enter Vendor Number and then execute

2. Now it should pull up bank details for thast vendor
3. Select New entries Fill in Currency, Country and your sender bank key. then
select the green check mark.
4. Now select this entry and double click on Bank chain Assignment and then
selcect New entry.
5 you now create the route your payment takes. here you enter the following

Number Type Country Bank Key Bank Acct

1 1 US 021000088 123456
2 1 US 021000087 124578

Now this is the path my payment to a foireign vendor goes out

Once you do this step, click on green check mark..and then back out thrice to
Save..make sure you rn the payment program after you explicitly save setting.
(you wont see a save button, so you will have to back out and then save)

Once you run payment run, and generate Idocs you should notice segment
E1IDBl2 which should contain correspondent bank details.

Bank Chains (Multi-Level Payment Methods)

This function is not available in the BCA and IHC applications.


The function Bank Chains enables you to make a payment via more than one bank (for
example, correspondent banks of the house bank and/or recipient bank and/or intermediary
banks). Besides the sending and recipient banks, you can specify up to three further banks.

Up to now, if you wanted to make a payment to a foreign business partner, for example, you
specified only your house bank and the business partner's bank. These banks represented the
beginning and the end of the payment flow. The house bank then had to determine which
route (via which banks) the payment was to take in order to reach the bank of the payment
recipient. Now you can determine the bank chain yourself. The house bank no longer has to
do this. This results in faster and more cost-efficient processing of payment transactions.


In order to use the bank chains function, you must also implement the FI function (FI-
AP/AR) Automatic Payment for Open Items or the Automatic Payment for Payment Requests.


The payment program can determine a combination of intermediary banks for each payment.
These intermediary banks have been defined in the system. The sequence of the intermediary
banks can depend on the following factors:

• House bank

• The creditor's bank details

• The debtor's bank details

• The business partner’s bank details

• Currency

• Payment method supplement

This is represented in the SAP System using scenarios on bank chain determination. You set
these up in Customizing for bank accounting.

If you carry out a payment run, the bank chain is determined based on the settings you made
in Customizing or in the master data. The bank chains are fixed when the payment media are
generated. The following formats are currently supported:

• S.W.I.F.T. MT 100

• S.W.I.F.T. MT 200

• S.W.I.F.T. MT 202

• EDI (Basis IDoc PEXR2002)

• Sending payment data by ALE (Basis IDOC:FIPARQ01)


1. Take one of the scenarios that was delivered with the system or define a new one.

To do this, choose the activity Define Scenario in Customizing for Bank Accounting.
2. Activate the scenario.

To do this, choose the activity Activate Bank Chain in Customizing for Bank Accounting.

3. If payments, depending on the bank details of a business partner, are to be made via a
bank chain, then you define a business partner-dependent bank chain.

To do this, use one of the following methods:

Accounting → Corporate Finance Management → Basic Functions → Master Data

→Business Partners → SAP Business Partner →Business Partner → Create/Change or

Accounting → Corporate Finance Management → Basic Functions → Master Data

→Business Partners → SAP Business Partner →Standing Instructions → Payment Details
Outgoing Payment Processing
Own Bank
Vendor Bank

Intermediary Banks: Solution

Companies have the option to specify not only the banks at the start and at

the end of the payment cycle (House bank and the business partner bank)
but also the banks via which the payment should be made in between.
•The payment program can determine a predefined combination of
intermediary banks for each payment.