SAP ABAP Data Element PYGRP_KK (Grouping field for automatic payments)
FI-CA (Software Component) FI-CA
   FI-CA (Application Component) Contract Accounts Receivable and Payable
     FKKB (Package) Contract A/R & A/P: Central Objects
Basic Data
Data Element PYGRP_KK
Short Description Grouping field for automatic payments  
Data Type
Category of Dictionary Type D   Domain
Type of Object Referenced     No Information
Domain / Name of Reference Type CHAR10    
Data Type CHAR   Character String 
Length 10    
Decimal Places 0    
Output Length 10    
Value Table      
Further Characteristics
Search Help: Name    
Search Help: Parameters    
Parameter ID   
Default Component name PAYMNT_GRP   
Change document    
No Input History    
Basic direction is set to LTR    
No BIDI Filtering    
Field Label
  Length  Field Label  
Short 10 Pymt Gpg 
Medium 15 Pymt Grouping 
Long 20 Payment Grouping 
Heading 10 Pymt Gpg 


Controls which open items are paid together or separately.

You can use the grouping key to group open items that are to be paid or collected together. This means that you can prevent these items being paid separately or that other items are included in the payment. This enables you to ensure that a payment or a debit memo is made with exactly the amount that was advised to the business partner, for example, by the billing program.


Enter the grouping key if an item is to be included in a specific payment. You can assign the key as required.


Items are only grouped if at least the following characteristics are the same in all items:

  • Business Partner
  • Alternative Payer in Document
  • Contract Account for Payment
  • Paying Company Code
  • Item Payment Lock
  • Currency in Item
  • Payment Method in Item
  • Grouping Key

In event 0600, you can also fill an additional grouping field (PAYGR_PAY), which must also have the same value for all items in a group.

If the items in a group are different in one characteristic, the items in the group are not paid together despite having the same grouping key. Instead, the items in the group that have the same characteristics are grouped again.


If a group has three items, and two of these items have the payment method Bank Collection, but the third item has no payment method, the two items with the payment method Bank Collection are paid together but the third item is paid separately.

Use in Special Payment Procedures

The component SAP Biller Direct enables customers to display bills via the Internet and release them for collection or pay them by credit card. In these cases, the system assigns (and overwrites) the payment group automatically, so that the amounts arranged for payment are also paid together.

If the debit memo procedure in the United Kingdom is configured, where debit memos can only be executed after prenotification, the system assigns (and overwrites) the payment group automatically at the time of the prenotification so that the amounts notified are also paid together.

Note for insurance companies

The invoicing program fills this field. This ensures that open items that are displayed together in an invoice are also paid together in one payment run.





Last changed by/on SAP  20050224 
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