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How can we create customer specific infotype? ie starts from 9000 - 9999. Need the navigation path. Please tell the full detail of this topic. How to create a HR infotype?

1) Go to Transaction PM01.
2) Enter the custom Infotype number which you want to create (Should be a 4 digit number, start with 9).
3) Select the `Employee Infotype' radio button.
4) Select the `PS Structure Infotype'.
5) Click on Create. A separate table maintenance window appears.
6) Create a PS structure with all the fields you want on the Infotype
7) Save and Activate the PS structure
8) Go back to the initial screen of PM01.
9) Click on `All' push button. It takes a few moments.
10) Click on `Technical Characteristics' . Infotype list screen appears
11) Click on `Change'(pencil) button
12) Select your Infotype and click on `Detail' (magnifying glass) button
13) Give `T591A' as subtype table
14) Give `T591S' as subtype txt tab
15) Give your subtype field as subtype field
16) Save and come back to PM01 initial screen
17) Click on `Infotype Characteristics' . Infotype list screen appears
18) Click on `Change' (pencil) button
19) Click on `New Entries'
20) Enter your Infotype number and short text
21) Here we have to set different Infotype Characteristics as per the requirement. (Better open another session with some standard Infotype's infotype characteristics screen and use as the reference to fill yours)
22) Save your entries.
23) Now the Infotype is created and ready to use.
24) If you want to change the layout of the Infotype as per your requirement.
25) In the PM01 initial screen.Select `Screen' radio button and give 2000 as the screen name, then click on edit.
26) In the next screen.. Select `Layout Editor' and click `Change'.
27) Screen default layout appears.here you can design/modify the screen.. change the attributes of the fields. etc.
28) Save and activate. (Don't forget to `Activate at every level)
 


We have approximately 10000 zip codes. We want to relate the eligibility group to the zip code. We do not want to create 20000 eligibility groups. Which is the best way to configure basing eligibility for HMO's on zip codes?

Try to group the zip codes by the HMO's they belong to. Then create benefit groups and programs for the unique combinations. You can create as many benefit groups as required and use the employee zipcode to select the benefit group the employee is eligible for. You may also look at user exit 2.


We use clocking machine for recording employee clock-in/out . All the data is stored in a 'flat' file which is supposed to be uploaded into SAP. When tried to open and read the flat file using OPEN DATASET and READ DATASET commands, the Sy-subrc value returned is 8 and the error message 'the specified file not found' is displayed. We checked the path and the file is in the correct location. What is missing?

Check the path once again. Check the upper and lower cases. Define you parameter file name like filename-fileextern. Depending on the place where the flat file resides, the procedure varies. OPEN DATASET is used for upload of file from the host system. If your flat (text) file is on the PC, you can use the function WS_UPLOAD which will upload your text file into an internal table. This internal table data can be loaded into SAP. The syntax is as follows:

CALL FUNCTION 'WS_UPLOAD'
EXPORTING
FILENAME = pcfile
IMPORTING
FILELENGTH = fileleng
TABLES
DATA_TAB = internal table name

Please note that you have to specify the pcfile of length 128.
 


We have a requirement to calculate leave entitlement at the anniversary year not calendar year. The leaves have both paid and unpaid components. The paid component is based on time worked. The unpaid component is based on years of service. Leave taken is reduced from both entitlements depending on employee's request. We are using a Schema based on TM04 which calls Cycles TS15, TS10. What is the best way to handle this?

You can use field 'DAUER' for seniority based vacation entitlement in the VAC01- >VAC99 features. Time worked is not part of the feature structure (PME03). However you may create your own source code to make a decision on any field even if it does not belong to the feature structure. Check feature VAC01.


We have multiple ORGs as we have many subsidiaries of our Parent company. These subsidiaries are defined as ORG and are assigned an ORG-ID. Within each ORG, we have Divisions (e.g. Human Resources, Finance, Materials etc.) and within each division we have Departments (e.g. Payroll, Labor Relations, etc.). We plan to use Personnel Development( PD). What is that we have to consider in this case?

You have to consider how the company wants to see its reports while designing the HR organizational structure in PD.
You have address the question: for head count or regulatory reports to which level does the company need to report, to the division, department, group or team level. You have to design the SAP organizational structure to support the lowest level required. Lower the more levels of detail, the more maintenance required.


How can we configure the options for the Assign Form. No.field on Infotype 210. It is the alternate formula to assign tax field and we have been unable to locate the table in the IMG to edit the options.

Options for the BSI Tax Formula can not be configured. Possible entries are available in BTXFORM, and they depend on the 'tax authority' ( BTXAUTH) and the 'tax type' (BTXTAXT). Use data dictionary to check existing entries.This data comes from BSI. Tax calculations are done in the BSI programs (via RFC from the USTAX function in the payroll schema).


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