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R11i: AR: SEPA Direct Debit - Special Characters Not Allowed In XML File (Doc ID 1632896.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 12, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Receivables - Version to [Release 11.5.10]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


According to European Payment Counsel (EPC) regulations, only the use of the Basic Latin Character set is allowed, within SEPA transactions.
This rule applies to all countries and all banks within the SEPA area
The character set is described in the SEPA Credit Transfer Rulebook and SEPA Direct Debit Rulebook.
       a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
       A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
       0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
       / - ? : ( ) . , ' +
In most of the European countries, the use of non-Basic Latin Characters is common.
SEPA Direct Debit collection file containing non-valid characters will be rejected by the bank.




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