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2170994 - Error Message "Please enter only valid Katakana characters" When Saving Bank Directory for Japanese Bank


The case document is especially for Japanese customer.

The following error message pops up when you save a bank directory for Japanese bank.

Save failed

Please enter only valid Katakana characters


SAP Business ByDesign All Version, Japanese Bank

Reproducing the Issue

The issue can be reproduced with following steps:

  1. Go to Liquidity Management work center, view Master Data and sub view Bank Directory.
  2. Select New, then Bank Directory Entry.
  3. Input Bank Name and Bank Name (Katakana).
  4. Select Country as Japan.
  5. Select Save, then you get the error message, even though you input katakana in field Bank Name (Katakana).


Only half-width katakana is allowed to be input as bank name.


You need to input half-width katakana in Bank Name (Katakana).

In normal cases, half-width katakana looks smaller than full-width ones.

See Also

SAP Format for Bank Directory Upload — Japan


Bank Directory, Japan Bank, Katakana Characters , KBA , SRD-FIN-CLM , Cash and Liquity Managment , How To


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