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Installment Plan-- Payment Run

Hi Friends,

by executing the Payment run for an Installment plan, comes the following error message.

Amount 34,10- EUR for document 9123456789 could not be broken down

Message no. >5251


The amount specified is the clearing amount that is allotted to a collective bill or an installment plan with document number 9123456789. This amount is to be split over the items belonging to the collective bill or the installment plan by the clearing variant assigned to clearing type 20R and clearing category of the contract account.

The clearing cannot be posted for one of the following reasons:

You have not used a correct clearing variant for this business transaction.

No clearing variant could be determined.


Check the relevant table settings for clearing control.

You must be able to split the amount over the items belonging to the collective bill or installment plan using the clearing variant. Therefore, you usually have to permit a partial clearing of these items.

The clearing variant must not use rules for automatic write-off of tolerance variances.

It is the 6th Installment plan of him, till now with Payment run- correct amount was deducted in Direct Debit and this is not the last Installment plan.

In clearing type 20R-Distribute Payment to Installment Plan-Usage 3 was used with check box for Incoming Payments was set.

1. I have no idea what caused the error message that was stated above.

2. As stated in the config for 20R-There is no payment, why did the system execute this Clearing type.

3. As it is direct debit the amount which was direct debited 34,10 is equal to IP.

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    Posted on May 22, 2014 at 05:47 AM

    Hi Lakshmi,

    This error is getting triggered from event 120 from the standard FM FKK_CLEARING_PROPOSAL_GEN_0120.

    Somehow for this Installment plan record, the FM FKK_ALLOCATE_ITEM_FOR_CLEARING which is called internally is not able to export the desired output structure.

    Check if SAP Note 1092114 is being implemented or not.

    Hope it helps...



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  • Posted on May 27, 2014 at 03:52 PM

    Hi Lakshmi,

    You need to check your customizing here:

    >Contract Accounts Receivable and Payable
    >Basic Functions
    > Open Item Management
    >Clearing Control

    >Clearing Variants
    >Define Clearing Variants
    20S Collective Bill

    >Define Clearing Types
    R 20S Distribute payment to collective bill
    "You cannot change the clearing types delivered by SAP."

    >Define Specifications for Clearing Types
    >Define Defaults for Collective Invoice/Installment Plan/Summarization
    20S Distribute payment to collective bill 20S
    "Special Features
    The clearing variant defined for these clearing types must
    guarantee that the clearing amount in question can be distributed
    in full to the related dependent single items. The variant may not
    use any rules for automatically writing off tolerance discrepancies.
    Otherwise, processing will be terminated. ..."

    Please make sure above customizing is maintained.

    I hope this helps.

    Best Regards,

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    Posted on May 19, 2014 at 11:04 PM

    You should verify your clearing variant which is assigned to clear

    Check if you have prevented 'Partial clearing' in the 'Amount rule' of the clearing variant. Rule 1.

    Otherwise, try using rule ' No amount restrictions'.

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    • Former Member

      Thanks for your reply. In clearing steps the Amount rule says "No Amount restrictions." and Rule 1 was not assigned.

      Here the error message enconutered with Direct debit and the system tries to the amount similar to IP aamount.

      Can you please get back to me regarding the other questions of mine at the end of Question.

      Thanks in advance!


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