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2904169 - On Account Payment Cannot be Allocated Automatically When Creating New Incoming Checks from Microsoft Excel


  • There is only one open credit memo in Customer Account Monitor. You create new incoming check(s) from Microsoft Excel.
  • The Warning message 'Payment could not be allocated automatically; task is created' occurs when saving.
  • A manual payment allocation attempting to clear the open credit memo is generated in the system. However, you want the system to generate on account payment directly.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Payment Management work center.
  2. Go to Payment Monitor view.
  3. Click on New Payment By->New Incoming Checks from Microsoft Excel.
  4. Download and then open NewIncomingChecks__EN.xlsx.
  5. Navigate to SAP BUSINESS BYDESIGN tab.
  6. Click on Logon to logon the system.
  7. Input the required parameters(Company, Payer/Payee ID, Amount, etc.).
  8. Click on Save data to.
  9. Warning message 'Payment could not be allocated automatically; task is created' occurs.
  10. Go to Payment Monitor view.
  11. You see that the incoming check has been created successfully. Postprocessing is Required.
  12. Click on Required.
  13. The payment allocation status is In Preparation.


You need to assign on account payment manually and post the payment allocation.

The enhancement for the issue shall be taken up in one of the future releases as part of improvements.


Credit Memo, Incoming Check, On Account Payment, New Incoming Checks from Microsoft Excel, Payment Allocation , KBA , SRD-FIN-MOP , Payment Management , Problem


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