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wt re all the country level settings we'll do while at SAP Configuration

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    Posted on Dec 18, 2008 at 02:09 PM

    Hello Prasad,

    i am sorry I did not quite understand your question, could you give us some more detail please.

    As a guess you may want to look at transaction OY17.

    Other information:

    This may help:

    the notes in the area of "country codes".

    204693 Missing countries in Customizing (table T005)

    32449 New ISO country codes

    25073 Address for ISO codes

    Also under

    you will find the official ISO 3166 info concerning country codes.

    Very helpful is the FAQ site of ISO org:


    OY17 is for maintaining format checks and country specific checks

    If you want to have the settings for OY17 i.e. country specific field

    checks, please refer the following note

    163554 Tax number checks in general

    Please reveiw note 109589 in detail.

    The country specific settings which can be activated in OY17 for the

    countries seen in note 109589 have been created because of the known

    specific bank acount standards for most banks in these countries.

    But, this doesn't mean that some banks do not have other bank account

    standards, and it's sometimes impossible to implement all the different

    standards in the system for a country.

    The settings in transaction OY17 are just PROPOSAL or RECOMMENDATION. As

    you already know, table T005 is customizing table and you have any time

    possibility to update or change the settings if they don't fit your


    You should understand, that there are many different numbers for

    identifing of bank key (number) and bank account number world-wide.

    In many countries national number key is mostly used (Germany, Austria,

    France, Spain etc.), other countries without national bank number use

    the SWIFT-Code, in some countries both codes are used (it depends on

    each company which kind of bank key they want to use). Just an example

    for all countries, only in USA 4-5 different bank codes are used:

    SWIFT-Code, ABA number, Fedwire Routing Number, CHIPS Universal

    Identifier, CHIPS Participant Code.

    It's impossible to make settings for US, if there are so many codes

    with different length etc.

    If there would be just one bank identifier for all banks world-wide,

    we don't need to make any customizing settings at all. But as there are

    many different bank codes and many different kinds of bank account

    numbers, we need to make it as customizing settings to give our

    customers possibility to choose.

    SAP has 2 possibilities: to deliver the table T005 empty or filled

    with proposal settings. If you aren't satisfied with delivered settings,

    you can delete them and maintain more then 260 countries manually or

    you can change the settings for 2-3 countries if they don't fit your

    needs. SAP wants to make it easier for our customers that's why we

    deliver table T005 already filled with our proposal settings.

    What about the SAP documentation:

    'This is from SAP help:

    In the SAP standard delivery system, all countries are defined according

    the International ISO Standard.'

    This you should see as general information for table T005 which

    concerns mostly fields such as Country ISO-Codes, Currency ISO-Code,

    Language ISO-Codes etc. where SAP recommends to use ISO-Codes instead

    of self-defined codes.



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