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Bank master data maintainance

Hi All,

As a part or vendor bank data maintenance, we are proposing to do the following changes in configuration:

Change the bank key format definition u2013 Standard SAP configuration has a specific format setting of bank key for a number of countries e.g. for Italy, the bank key should be numeric and 10 characters. We propose to change this to allow entry of alphanumeric characters of any length.

Change in bank Number configuration u2013 For a number of countries, system is configured to take the bank key as bank number and the bank number filed is not modifiable. We propos to change this to enter a user define bank number

Does anyone see any risk due to these changes?

Additionally, we are proposing to load a large number of bank records u2013 approx 20000 coming from a data file from standard external source.

Our vendor base is about 2000 and we may not be using all bank data ever. However, if we load this data, we have a complete reliable reference and there will be minimal data maintenance of this data. Is there any risk in having such a large bank master data table?

Regards,

Laxman

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    Former Member
    Feb 28, 2011 at 02:47 PM

    Hi Laxman,

    usually the bank key configuration which Standard SAP provides for Country specific should not be tempered with, if you are using direct payments through Bank etc.. Because Bank key in most of the countries has a specific meaning and is so designed by SAP.

    But yes, it is not a binding by the system, you can change the bank key settings to suit your requirements..but be aware of the design in your system and its repercussions.. For example..The Account No. field you mentioned is mandatory for some of the countries and the IDOC fails if it is not filled up..so the setting of the bank key in those cases have to be such that the bank key no. gets copied and the bank No. field is non editable.

    Loading Bank key in the system must not impact the performance..In any case, One Vendor can have multiple Bank Accounts in different countries, so it is Ok that 1 Vendor has more than one Bank Account which means more than one Bank key..

    Regards,

    SAPFICO

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    Former Member
    Jun 23, 2011 at 08:55 AM

    Try to transaction OY17 there you can change the settings.

    Hope this helps.

    regards,

    Thara

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