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INFOTYPES????????

HI GURUS,

<b>CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME WHAT ARE THE INFOTYPES AND WHERE DO WE USE THEM?</b>

THANKS IN ADVANCE

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    Aug 17, 2007 at 07:39 AM

    Hi Venugopal,

    infotypes are logical grouping of data elements. The infotypes are grouped into different number ranges nnnn: ( for example : 0000 - 0999 info types for HR master data)

    Infotypes can also have subtypes (example the business address is a subtype of the InfoType Address).

    these all are used for extracting data from R/3 to bw...

    regards

    @jay

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    Aug 17, 2007 at 11:51 AM

    Info types are nothing but where fields are logically group together to capture the data of a particular employee.

    We use them to maintain an employee record in the master data,i.e in the Easy Access.

    Suppose if you want to maintain an employee data, all the information pertaining to that employee is maintain in these info types.

    Info type is nothing but an information.

    0000----Actions

    0001----Organization Assignment

    0002-----Personal Data

    0006-----Address

    0007------Planned Working Hours

    0008------Basic pay

    0009------Bank Details

    0014------Recurring Payments and Deductions

    0015------Additional Payments

    These are the main Info types..........

    Hope it will helps you...........

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    Aug 17, 2007 at 12:07 PM
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    Aug 17, 2007 at 12:10 PM

    Hi,

    <b>Step by step screen shot of how to create Infotypes,</b>

    http://www.sapdevelopment.co.uk/hr/hr_infotypes2.htm

    <b>Step by step screen shot of how to enhance Infotypes,</b>

    http://www.sapdevelopment.co.uk/enhance/enhance_infotype.htm

    Regards,

    Mani

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    Aug 17, 2007 at 02:53 PM

    Roughly to speak

    infotype is like tables

    we use tables in modules like SD,MM,FI etc

    we use infotypes for HR data.

    if you want to know more info

    goto r/3-pa20 -right hand side you see infotype and subtype etc

    hope this helps

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    Aug 27, 2007 at 05:21 AM

    Definition

    Infotypes are units of information in the Human Resource Management System.

    Use

    Recording employee data for administrative, time recording, and payroll purposes is of primary importance for master data administration in HR. In the SAP System, the information units used to enter master data are called infotypes.

    Infotypes are used to group related data fields together. They provide information with a structure, facilitate data entry, and enable you to store data for specific periods.

    Structure

    Infotypes are characterized by the following:

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    Infotype structure

    Data entry

    Time-dependent storage of infotype data</b>

    <u>Infotype Structure</u>

    To the user, infotypes appear as data entry screens. They contain whole series of information (for example, last name, first name, date of birth) that you enter in data fields. Data fields concerning the same or similar subject matter are combined into data groups or information units.

    In database terms, infotypes represent a data structure or set of related data records. When you update an infotype, old data is not lost but is instead stored in the system for historical evaluation purposes.

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    Data Entry</u>

    You perform data entry as follows:

    Your entries are automatically checked for accuracy and against table entries.

    Predefined default values help you to enter and maintain data.

    Checks and default values depend on the employee’s organizational assignment. The organizational assignment determines the relevant information used from time recording, wage type and pay scale structure.

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    Time-Dependent Storage of Infotype Data</u>

    When you update an infotype, the old data may not be lost. Instead, it must be retained so that past data can be evaluated. When you update an employee’s personal data, the old data is automatically time-delimited. The system creates a validity period for each infotype record. As a result, each employee infotype has several data records that differ from each other by their validity periods.

    You must also define how the various data records of one infotype interact with each other with respect to their validity periods. This time-based reaction is determined by the infotype Time Constraint.

    if ur question is answered pls close the thread.

    regards

    Sasha.

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