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2084271 - Payment Medium does not Support the Payment Currency


You are trying to perform a payment, however the system informed that the currency in use is not supported by the given payment medium format.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Payables work center.
  2. Go to Supplier Accounts view.
  3. View the related account.
  4. Choose an open item.
  5. Click Pay Manually By and select the payment method, e. g.: Bill Of Exchange.

The following error is raised by the system: Currency <payment currency> not supported by payment medium <payment medium format> and procedure <payment method>


The currency being used in the payment is not assigned to the payment medium, reason being that the medium format indeed does not support the selected currency.


The assignment of payment medium and currency can be seen through the below steps.

  1. Go to Business Configuration work center.
  2. Go to Overview view.
  3. Open the activity Outgoing Bank Transfer.
  4. Click Edit checks for payment medium formats. On the screen that opens you can see the combinations of payment mediums and currencies.

The content of this screen must be pre-delivered to the system and hence it is not possible to edit the checks for payment medium formats, unless there is a legal requirement behind your scenario.


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