SAP ABAP Data Element DZTERM_BIW (Terms of Payment Key)
SAP_FIN (Software Component) SAP_FIN
   FI (Application Component) Financial Accounting
     FBIW (Package) Data transfer FI-AP, FI-AR, FI-GL to BIW
Basic Data
Data Element DZTERM_BIW
Short Description Terms of Payment Key  
Data Type
Category of Dictionary Type D   Domain
Type of Object Referenced     No Information
Domain / Name of Reference Type ZTERM    
Data Type CHAR   Character String 
Length 4    
Decimal Places 0    
Output Length 4    
Value Table      
Further Characteristics
Search Help: Name    
Search Help: Parameters    
Parameter ID   
Default Component name    
Change document    
No Input History    
Basic direction is set to LTR    
No BIDI Filtering    
Field Label
  Length  Field Label  
Short 10 Payt terms 
Medium 12 Payt terms 
Long 20 Terms of payment 
Heading PayT 


Key used to define terms of payment in the form of cash discount percentage rates and due dates.


The key is used in orders and invoices. The corresponding terms of payment provide information for cash management and forecast, for dunning, and for payment transactions.


When you enter a business transaction, you can make various entries in the field for the terms of payment key:

  • For most business transactions, the system proposes a key defined in the master record of the business partner.
  • For some business transactions (for example, credit memos), the system does not propose the key defined in the master record. You can however copy the key from the business partner master record by entering "*".
  • Irrespective of whether a key is proposed from the master record, you can enter a key when you enter the business transaction:
    • For orders, at item level
    • For purchase orders and invoices, at header level.


Master records have separate areas for Financial Accounting, Sales and Distribution and Purchasing. You can define terms of payment keys in these areas. When you enter business transactions, the different applications use the key from their master record area.

Last changed by/on SAP  20030325 
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