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Nov 25 at 10:07 AM

Payment medium format for HSBC Hong Kong to export from SAP

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We are trying to issue payment files for our bank HSBC in Hong Kong (for what they call Priority Payments), but we are struggling to find the right format to export from SAP Business ByDesign and import into HSBCnet,

SAP Business ByDesign exports in many formats (list can be found in Business Configuration Activity "Outgoing Bank Transfers") and HSBCnet allows also many different formats (list here), but we cannot find the combination that actually works.

We have tried "SWIFT MT103", but the payment file, even though it is very close to what HSBC expects, is slightly different and rejected (especially due to the header line).

We have also tried to create a new custom format based on HSBC specification document, but the engine does not support some specific rules required by HSBC (for instance a counter in the footer that counts all lines including header and footer lines).

Is anyone already importing payment files issued by SAP Business ByDesign into HSBCnet? If so, which format is used in SAP Payment Medium Format? Which format is selected on HSBCnet?

Thanks a lot,