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2554641 - How To Restrict Use To Add a Special Characters in IBAN (International Business Account Number) field for Payment information


The business requirement is to restrict use of special characters such as ", ;!" in IBAN.

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Please maintain the IBAN format for all Country.

The format can be found here (note this will redirect to a PDF file on

In the Below example, we add an IBAN format validation for Belguim

Format list Editing an existing Country Specific Bank Validation Object

  1. Navigate to Admin Center > Manage Data
  2. Click "Search" and select "Country Specific Validation Configuration"
  3. Then in the 2nd drop-down menu > choose the Country you wish to edit
  4. Scroll down to IBAN Format and add:BE2!n3!n7!n2!n

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Example of Warming message for : Belguim

Below Information will display, if User Add a Special Characters in IBAN (International Business Account Number) field  for Payment information

Please enter a valid IBAN for BEL that matches the expected ISO format. Please contact the system administrator for further assistance.


ECT-84960,ECT-95664, IBAN,International Business Account Number, Country Specific Validation Configuration, Payment information , KBA , LOD-SF-EC-PAY , Payment Information (Bank Information) , LOD-SF-EC , Employee Central , How To


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