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2162176 - New Zealand Bank Account for Supplier - Special Characters not Permitted in Bank Account Number


When trying to add a New Zealand Bank Account for a Supplier Account, an error message appears: "Special characters not permitted in bank account number: enter digit only."


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. In the Payables Work Center navigate to the Suppliers View and here to the Supplier Accounts sub-view.
  2. Click the Supplier Name to open its master data.
  3. Press View All.
  4. In the Financial Data Tab, go to the Bank Data Sub-tab.
  5. Enter Bank Account Number as XXXXXXX-XX. (XXXXXXX-XX represents the Bank Account Number)
  6. Press Save.
  7. The error message appears: "Special characters not permitted in bank account number: enter digit only".


Special characters are not allowed in bank account numbers for New Zealand as there is a special characters validation check.


As per the standards bank account number should be as the format BB-RRRR-AAAAAAA-SSS (B- Bank, R-Branch, A-Account, S-Suffix).

BBRRRR is captured as the National Bank Code and it is expected to enter a 10 digit account number, like so:  AAAAAAASSS.

If the suffix has less than 3 digits a respective amount of zeros is added to it instead of a hyphen (-), like so: XXXXXXX0XX instead of XXXXXXX-XX.

With the error message a new 10 digit account number is suggested with added zeros should the suffix have less than three digits. This number should be used instead.

See Also


New Zealand, Special Characters , KBA , AP-BP-BPT , Business Partner Template , How To


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