SAP ABAP Data Element DZLSCH (Payment method)
SAP_ABA (Software Component) Cross-Application Component
   CA-BK (Application Component) Bank
     BF (Package) FI Cross-application Objects
Basic Data
Data Element DZLSCH
Short Description Payment method  
Data Type
Category of Dictionary Type D   Domain
Type of Object Referenced     No Information
Domain / Name of Reference Type ZLSCH    
Data Type CHAR   Character String 
Length 1    
Decimal Places 0    
Output Length 1    
Value Table T042Z    
Further Characteristics
Search Help: Name    
Search Help: Parameters    
Parameter ID   
Default Component name PYMT_METH   
Change document    
No Input History    
Basic direction is set to LTR    
No BIDI Filtering    
Field Label
  Length  Field Label  
Short 10 Pmt method 
Medium 12 Pmt method 
Long 15 Payment method 
Heading PM 


The payment method determines how payments are to be made, e.g. by check, bank transfer or bill of exchange.


Payment methods are entered in the master records of customers and vendors in order to specify how payments are made. If an open item is to be paid using a specific payment method, enter it in the open item. The terms which have been defined for the payment method must be satisfied for the payment.


Payment methods are to be defined in the Financial Accounting configuration menu, where the following steps are to be carried out:

  1. First of all, make all specifications that are required for a country-specific payment method.
  2. Then define per company code the terms under which a payment method can be used.

All payment methods are displayed in the customer or vendor master record in the screen for selecting the payment method. Here you select the required payment method by marking it; the system transfers the payment methods to the customer/vendor master record.

Supplementary Documentation - DZLSCH 0001


You enter payment methods in the customer and vendor master records in order to specify the procedure to be used for making the payment(s). If you want to specify a certain payment method for a certain open item,enter the payment method in the open item. The conditions defined for the payment method must be met for the payment.


You define payment methods in the Finanacial Accounting configuration menu, where you make the following steps:

  1. First make all the country-dependent specifications that are necessary for each payment method.
  2. Then define for each company code the conditions under which the payment method can be used.

The screen for selecting a payment method for each customer or vendor master record contains all defined payment methods. Here you select the payment method you require by clicking on it. The system then copies this payment method into the appropriate customer/vendor master record.

If, at a later date, a different payment terms key is entered in the line item, this supersedes the payment method entered in the master record.




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