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Changing of time constraint from 3 to 2


What are the risks of changing the time constraint of an infotype from 3 to 2?

SAP Note 396103 gives details about this but please share any additional risks/lessons learned/best practices.

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    Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 09:13 AM

    Hi Maxime,

    The biggest risk of changing Time Constraint from 3 to 2 is that you are essentially making an infotype's data records a lot more restricted. So, basically, where, multiple records could have existed for an infotype for a particular period, now ONLY ONE can exist and thus, as soon as you make a change in this particular infotype after tightening the time constraint from 3 to 2, any overlapping records that the system deems inconsistent will be deleted.

    So, if you originally had multiple overlapping records, the system will PERMANENTLY remove the ones which it deems inconsistent with the constraint 2. You will NEVER be able to recover these records unless you have a copy of the data in your TEST system.

    I hope to have clarified your doubts.

    Best Regards,


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  • Posted on Aug 12, 2016 at 04:56 AM

    What Aman says is right. The deletion would occur if you or the system does for a past period re:overlapping records of such time mgt infotype (with changed T/C)

    (a)maintain the record

    (b)run RPTKOK00 and RPTBPC10 resulting in change of the record

    However warning would appear depending on the reaction indicator in the T/C changed.

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