SAP ABAP Data Element FPIA_DZTERM (Terms of Payment Key)
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Basic Data
Data Element FPIA_DZTERM
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 PMNTTRMS   
Change document    
No Input History    
Basic direction is set to LTR    
No BIDI Filtering    
Field Label
  Length  Field Label  
Short 10 Payt Terms 
Medium 15 Payt Terms 
Long 20 Terms of Payment 
Heading PayT 


Key for defining payment terms composed of cash discount percentages and payment periods.


It is used in sales orders, purchase orders, and invoices. Terms of payment provide information for:

  • Cash management
  • Dunning procedures
  • Payment transactions

Note: Master records have separate areas for Financial Accounting, Sales, and Purchasing. You can specify different terms of payment keys in each of these areas. When you then enter a business transaction, the application in question will use the key specified in its area of the master record.


Data can be entered in the field for the terms of payment key in various ways as you enter a business transaction:

o    In most business transactions, the system defaults the key specified in the master record of the customer/vendor in question.

o    In some transactions (for example, credit memos), however, the system does not default the key from the master record. Despite this, you can use the key from the customer/vendor master record by entering "*" in the field.

o    Regardless of whether or not a key is defaulted from the master record, you can manually enter a key during document entry at:

-    item level in sales orders

-    header level in purchase orders and invoices


Last changed by/on SAP  20100310 
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