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Infotype header - best practice

Jan 05 at 02:58 PM

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Hello community,

I am looking for best practice regarding infotype headers. In our system, many of the headers contain information about eg employee group and personnel subarea. And most of the tops are set to read begda for the record.

This confuses many users. And they therefore want to break all infotypes.

So I am looking at different options:
1. Omit most of the information that will change
2. Read the infotype header on sy-datum

I would be interested in how other companies solve this issue. I am also aware that we could differentiate more regarding what info we put in the header.

Best regards
Kirsten

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Former Member Jan 08 at 11:28 AM
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Hello Kirsten,

This can be controlled by setting the 'Choose data' indicator in the view 'V_582A_B'.

- If the indicator is set - data valid from start date is displayed.

- If the indicator is not set - data valid for the system date will be displayed.

Hope this helps,

Regards,

Parvez

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Sarah Debza
Jan 08 at 11:34 AM
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Hi Kirsten, the infotype header selection of the data displayed is based on setting in table T582A, check box 'Choose data' (display and selection area). Check the documentation if F1, which says:

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o If you set the Choose Data indicator, you will use data that is
valid for the start date of the current processed, or displayed,
infotype record to structure the infotype header.


o If you do not set the Selected Data indicator, the data that is
valid for the system date will be used to structure the infotype
header.

To Hide field, you can try via authorization or on the header configuration, IMG path: SPRO->Personnel Management->Personnel Admnistration-> Customizing user interfaces->change screen header.screen modification.

Thanks.Sarah

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Kirsten Bølling Jan 15 at 03:05 PM
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Hello both,
I am well aware of the indicator for date - as well as how to change the screen header.
My question is rather what you see as best practice. Especially for screen headers where you read PERSG/PERSK or WERKS/BTRTL etc. These can change without breaks in other infotypes. So

- do you guys normally read sy-datum?
- do you vary this from infotype to infotype? If so - where do you use sy-datum and where do you use begda for IT?

Thanks again

Kirsten

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