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Former Member
Apr 24, 2010 at 11:50 AM

Vendor Down Payment Clearing: F-54 or F-44



I have made a down payment (with Spl. GL indicator) to a vendor, using F-48. Then I book an invoice using FB60. I kept the two amounts same and ignored WT to keep things simple.

Now i want to clear the down payment against the invoice. I use F-54. The clearing transaction is getting posted. However, the Invoice is lying open (credit entry) along with the Clearing document (debit entry). On the other hand the down payment document (debit) is getting cleared with the Clearing document (credit entry). This means I have two open line items and two cleared line items. I can clear the two open items again using F-44.

I have two questions:

1. What is the use of F-54 here since I have to use F-44 eventually?

2. While doing F-54, Posting Key for the debit line item is 26 : Payment Difference. This is could not understand.

Can anyone please help me out on this?

Thanks in advance