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2268761 - Custom Outbound SEPA Payment Files


You have created a custom payment file structure that mimics a SEPA Credit Transfer file, however your custom structure does not work as expected.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Liquidity Management work center.
  2. Go to Outbound Files view.
  3. Select a corresponding outbound file that was meant to use you custom SEPA struture.
  4. Click Display Log.

You see an error as follows: 'File format <your custom file structure> is not consistent'


Currently it is not possible to customize SEPA payment files within SAP Business ByDesign. Hence creating a custom file structure for SEPA does not work. There are set of fields which are very specific in SEPA files and currently these values are determined in ByDesing.

The requested execution date, for exmaple, gets recalculated during the file creation if the file is SEPA CT/DD also the pain version information, service code level, mandate type code, sequence type code and other fields are getting filled based on certain localization-specific conditions of the file format. Additionally, SEPA payment files correspond to an xml file and custom payment file structures are not open for xml files.


Currently, this is the designed system behavior. We plan to have this functionality available in a higher release. Nevertheless, at this point in time, we are not in a position to provide more accurate information on date and/or timelines for this future release.

For evaluating the feasibility of a custom-development you might consider dicrectly contacting the SAP Cloud Service Center. You can contact Cloud Service Center as follows:
a) If you are a partner: please use or the Partnerfinder.
b) If you are a customer: please use the little blue box “Contact Us” shown on the very right hand side of, choose “Contact Us”, choose “Services”, choose “SAP Custom Development” and complete the page.

Note: The services of the SAP Cloud Service Center will be charged as packaged services based on fixed prices.


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