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What should I consider when using the Bankline XML Payment Import format?

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If you are planning to use the Bankline XML option to import, there are some key points to consider to ensure the import is successful.

  • As the contents of the XML file are converted into Bankline formatted payments to allow them to be managed though our payment systems; it is important to read the Bankline XML Import Guide carefully to note the specific requirements that apply (such as field length), which may differ from your current use of XML ISO20022 pain.001.001.03.

  • Whilst it is possible to have one batch element followed by multiple transaction elements in the same XML file; each transaction will create both a debit and credit entry. This will apply unless the payment type being imported is a Bulk Standard Domestic or Bulk Inter Account Transfer when a single debit / multi credit transaction will be created.

  • Please be aware that this version of the XML format is specifically configured for use with Bankline payments.

As the XML guide often refers to the equivalent field in our Bankline CSV format you may find it useful to refer to that guide as well, especially if you are thinking about switching from CSV to XML.

You can find the XML guide here.

You can find the guides for CSV imports on our Bankline training and support hub, under Some useful guides and then Bankline File Import Guide.  

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