Overview of IBAN
The IBAN (“International Bank Account Number“) is a standardized, unique and electronically processible bank account number, designed to facilitate automatic processing of cross-border credit transfers.
The IBAN consists of up to 34 alphanumeric characters: first the two-letter ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code, then two check digits, and finally a country-specific Basic Bank Account Number (BBAN). The check digits enable a sanity check of the bank account number to confirm its integrity even before submitting a transaction. The BBAN format is decided by each national banking community under the restriction that it must be of a fixed length of case-insensitive alphanumeric characters. It includes the domestic bank account number, branch identifier, and potential routing information.
IBAN in SAP Scenario:
The IBAN can only be entered in aVendor or Customer master record if the business partner provides his IBAN and requests the entry. One has to enter the IBAN manually in each master record.
The IBANs are stored in the application table TIBAN. If you transport House Banks, no IBANs will be transported. You have to maintain the entries in the Productive system again or you can transport them separately (transport entries of table TIBAN).
The table TIBAN is defined as transportable. If you want to transport this table, you have to call the transaction SM30, enter the table V_TIBAN and press ‘Transport’. In this way you will create a transport request which can be imported to other systems. Please read SAP note 497630.
Use the transport system to transport the table TIBAN into the other systems.
An IBAN is used in some countries to uniquely identify a customer’s bank account. The IBAN consists of an alphabetical country code, followed by two digits, and then up to thirty five characters for the bank account number. For payments being sent from Australia to an IBAN mandatory country, an IBAN must be included.
For payments being received into Australia from IBAN mandatory countries, please click here for more information.