How to define payment block reason in SAP – OB27 and OBBC

You can define a payment block reason with transaction code OB27 or by using path;

SPRO > Financial Accounting > Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable > Business Transactions > Outgoing Payments Global Settings > Payment Block Reasons > Define Payment Block Reasons

Payment block reason is used to differentiate the invoices which are blocked for payment. A reason created in SAP will be valid for all the company codes created and as such can be assigned to any one. 

You will find two indicators while defining payment block reason;

  1. Change in Pmnt prop (change in payment proposal)
  2. Manual Payments Block
  3. Not Changeable

If you set the first indicator then reasons for blocking can be set when payment proposal run on SAP. If it is not set then blocking reason can not be set and can not be removed when a payment proposal is processed in SAP.

If the second indicator is set then document will not be allowed even while clearing through manual payment entry.

If you set the third indicator then use can not modify the payment block.

You can create your own reason by selecting “New entries” or an existing reason can be copied and modifies according to your choice.

How to define default values – OBBC

You can define default value by using transaction code OBBC or through following path;

SPRO > Financial Accounting > Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable > Business Transactions > Outgoing Payments Global Settings > Payment Block Reasons > Define Default values for payment block

Through this configuration you can change the blocking key value while entering a posting to customer and vendor account.

Here you enter the blocking key against the payment term and save it.

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