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FPMA - Auto clearing across Business Partner not happening, FP06 it works

Hello Experts,
Please help me to identify the solution;

Scenario- Two business partners assigned to one contract account (screen shot attached), there are open items from both BP.

BP # 201 and 202 and CA # 679 (BP # 201 is Account Holder)

If we use FP06 for clearing (with create proposal), all the items are picks for clearing.

Where as if run auto clearing with Contract Account in general selection, system keeps certain items which belongs to BP 202 into exception list.

Solution required is to clear all open items per contract account.

Clearing variant maintained as follows;
Grouping string is CA and ref. no. and sort by due date.


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    Nov 08, 2016 at 06:41 AM

    Hi Imitiyaz,

    To Start with, check event 590 and 591, which gets triggered only during auto clearing to see if there is any enhancement which is leading to this behavior of the clearing process

    Next check the SAP Note,2068321, which talks about the incorrect grouping of the open items for parallel processing object VKONT.

    Finally, assuming you are using the same clearing variant for clearing type 03 and 04 with all other properties same, check event 1710, which gets triggered during the auto clearing run.

    Hope it helps..



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  • Oct 25, 2016 at 12:36 PM

    Hi Imitiyaz.

    My suggestion would be to start from the clearing variants (check here: Financial Accounting(new) - Contract Accounts Receivable and Payable - Basic functions - Open Item Management - Clearing control - Clearing Variants - Define Clearing Variants).

    Once there, try the following:
    - define two clearing variants (one for manual clearing (FP06) and the other one for automatic clearing (FPMA))
    - make sure you use the characteristics that are good for manual and automatic (for. example, try grouping characteristic 030 for automatic clearing)
    - make sure you correctly distinguish sorting and grouping characteristics (for example: use due date as sort characteristic and not grouping characteristic)

    Also, check (Financial Accounting - Contract Account AR &AP - Basic Functions - Open Item Mgmt - Clearing Control - Define Specifications for Clearing Types). In the subsequent options make sure you have defined the clearing types for account maintenance and/or incomming payments and/or invoicing, depenting on your business scenario.

    Hope it helps!


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  • Oct 25, 2016 at 08:41 PM

    Hi Imitiyaz,

    If your clearing variant is the same for clearing type 03 and 04, then try running FPMA with a selection by BP. I'm thinking that the selection by CA is limiting your clearing in FPMA.


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  • Apr 10, 2017 at 03:48 AM


    Did you check how many groups were created with the grouping variant of CA and Ref no? I think the Ref no as part of the grouping will create three groups, Group-1 : 864+679(CA) Group-2 : 866+679(CA) Group-3: Space + 679(CA). Remove the Ref no from the grouping and as the parallel object is CA, it should group at CA level. Check FM FKK_ALLOCATE_ITEM_FOR_CLEARING and routine create_clearing_proposal to evaluate the number of groups created.

    Hope this help.


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    Apr 18, 2017 at 02:54 PM

    I don't think we can assign two business partners to one contract account ?

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    • A contract account can only have one BP as account holder. It can have other BPs, essentially as interested party. This is defined in configuration. Regardless - for the point in question, the CA can have one BP.