In SAP ECC 6.0 EHP4 the retention and down payment category functions are added in the purchase order header level under the payment processing tab and in item level in the invoice tab.


Activate the business function LOG_MMFI_P2P from t-code SFW5.In Ehp6 it is not required.

Scenario with Example

1.Create the Purchase order from (t-code: ME21N).

  There are Two types of Down Payment Category

  • Mandatory Down Payment 
  • Voluntary Down Payment

  a) Input the necessary details Material, Vendor , quantity etc.

  a) Select any down payment category at the item level or header level

  b) Enter the Down payment %

  c) Enter the Down Payment date.


2 . Run the Down Payment report  (t-code :ME2DP)

    a) Enter the Purchasing  Document Number or Vendor or Due date and execute the report


    b) Select the Purchase order and press the create button ( SHIFT + F8)


imageIndicates the Header level Down Payment Category

imageIndicates the Down Payment Not Processed

imageIndicates the Down Payment Processed.


   c) Select transfer tax which process Down payment including tax as mentioned in Purchase order

   d) Select Down Payment request – ( F-47) or Post Down Payment –(F-48) and Enter.


   e) Select and the execute. (Tax,Date and amount fields are open to change)

   f) Fill the required Details ( Account,Special GL etc.)  and Press Ok.


g) The Down payment has been posted.


h) Refresh the ME2DP report ,the Purchase order History Symbol will be seen. Click and check the generated accounting documents.



3. Check the vendor line item display from ( t-code :FBL1N,FK10N)


4. Process the Goods Receipt Note from ( t-code: MIGO)


5. Process the Invoice from ( t-code: MIRO)

a) Enter the invoice date and purchase order

b) System will pop up the information message ( Down Payment Exist for the purchase order)


c) Process the down payment clearing from MIRO or Clear it in FI from (t-code : F-54)



d) Stimulate and Save the invoice Document.

Post a Comment

  1. any option to reduce selection menu from 4 down to 2 entries, like "No DP" and "mandatory DP", as FI processes are the same for blank and no downpayment

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  6. Hi, what to do, if the DP was a mistake? we have a DP pending in Me2DP with a red flag, because it is not released yet and we do not want to release it. How can we remove this DP? Is it from the PO line or Me2DP transaction?

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