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Accessing Cluster Tables in SAP

Payroll Custer Tables Cluster tables combine the data from several tables with identical (or almost identical) keys into one physical record on the database. Data is written to a database in compressed form. Retrieval of data is very fast if the primary key is known. Cluster tables are defined in the data dictionary as transparent tables. External programs can NOT interpret the data in a cluster table. Special language elements EXPORT TO DATABASE, IMPORT TO DATABASE and DELETE FROM DATABASE are used to process data in the cluster tables. PCL1 - Database for HR work area; (long text, etc) PCL2 - Accounting Results (time, travel expense and payroll); (payroll results) PCL3 - Applicant tracking data; PCL4 - Documents, Payroll year-end Tax data (change logs, etc)

Database Tables PCLn
PCLn database tables are divided into subareas known as data clusters. Data Clusters are identified by a two-character code. e.g RU for US payroll result, B2 for time evaluation result, TX for long text, LA for change logs. Each HR subarea has its own cluster. Each subarea has its own key.

Database Table PCL1
The database table PCL1 contains the following data areas: B1 time events/PDC G1 group incentive wages L1 individual incentive wages PC personal calendar TE travel expenses/payroll results TS travel expenses/master data TX infotype texts ZI PDC interface -> cost account

SRTFD (PSKEY) = pernr (8) info type (4) subtype (4) obj id (2) lock (1) endda (8) begda (8) seqnr (3)

Database Table PCL2
The database table PCL2 contains the following data areas: B2 time accounting results CD cluster directory of the CD manager PS generated schemas PT texts for generated schemas RX payroll accounting results/international Rn payroll accounting results/country-specific ( n = HR country indicator RU for US payroll result) ZL personal work schedule

SRTFD (PC200) = pernr (8) sequence (5)
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These INCLUDES will define the work area key above and the cluster data that is returned from an IMPORT: RPCnxxy0 n = 1. REPORT ZRPIMPORT. it is 4.Change log cluster ID in table PCL4 Importing Data (I) The IMPORT command causes data objects with the specified key values to be read from PCLn.Payroll results for the US cluster ID in table PCL2 RPC4LA00 . MANDT(3) client RELID (2) cluster ID (RU. If the import is successful. TABLES: PCLn.. PCL4) xx = cluster ID y = country grouping (0 for international otherwise country indicator T500L) Description of Cluster Data using Cluster RX as an Example The data description is stored in the include RPC2RX00 in accordance with the above naming conventions. key Cluster Definition Naming convention for INCLUDES when defining clusters.Long text cluster ID in table PCL1 RPC2RUU0 . if not. RPC1TX00 . PCL3.Database Table PCL3 The database table PCL3 contains the following data areas: AP action log / time schedule TY texts for applicant data infotypes Database Table PCL4 The database table PCL4 contains the following data areas: LA change logs (long term documents) SA Short-Term Documents for HR Master Data SB Short-Term Documents for Applicant Master SRTFD (PC400) = trans class always A for master data (1) pernr (8) info type (4) modified date (8) modified time (8) seqnr (4) Data Management of PCLn The ABAP commands IMPORT and EXPORT are used for management of read/write to database tables PCLn. SY-SUBRC is 0. INCLUDE RPCnxxy0. "Cluster definition * Fill cluster Key * Import record IMPORT TABLE1 FROM DATABASE PCLn(xx) ID xx-KEY . A unique key has to be used when reading data from or writing data to the PCLn. * Display data object ENDIF. IF SY-SUBRC EQ .TX. LA. 3 or 4 (for PCL1. PCL2.) SRTFD (40) Work Area Key SRTF2 (4) Sort key for dup. 2. converted by Web2PDFConvert. See sample program for long text.

we made our programs match SAP. The cluster key is stored in the field string RX-KEY . This allows you to use the same structures in different definitions and nonetheless maintain data consistency. If . . Standard reports read the results from cluster RU. DATA: BEGIN OF COMMON PART 'BUFFER'. If 4. DATA: END OF COMMON PART 'BUFFER'. RX-KEY = (PC200) = pernr (8) sequence (5) Payroll Results (III) All the field string and internal tables stored in PCL2 are defined in the ABAP/4 dictionary. we encountered a problem because a couple of our programs tested the version (VERNR) number to determine which structure the detail used. it is successful.. Cluster Authorization Simple EXPORT/IMPORT statement does not check for cluster authorization. you need two keys: pernr and seqno You can get SEQNO by importing the cluster directory (CD) for a pernr first. *Buffer management routines INCLUDE RPPPXM00. Need include buffer management routines RPPPXM00 REPORT ZRPIMPORT. The SAP include program. the buffer management routines check for cluster authorization.Importing data (II) Import data using macro RP-IMP-Cn-xy. To read payroll results. *Buffer definition INCLUDE RPPPXD00. Report RPCEDTU0 lists the US results on a payroll form.include needed for importing from database PCL4(la) (Change log cluster ID) When we upgraded to ERP2005. Report RPCLSTRU lists all US payroll results. error.. 'nnn' can be any set of alphanumeric characters. RPCBDT00. indicates that VERNR 01 & 02 use the same structure which is PC404. Unfortunately. Therefore. Check return code SY-SUBRC. INCLUDE RPPPXD10. rpcbdt00 . (see cluster directory) *Key definition converted by Web2PDFConvert. Use EXPORT/IMPORT via buffer. The second INCLUDE defines the country-specific part (US). Payroll Results (II) The cluster definition of payroll results is stored in two INLCUDE reports: include: RPC2RX09. The structures for cluster definition comply with the name convention PCnnn. "Definition Cluster Ru (II) The first INCLUDE defines the country-independent part. "Definition Cluster Ru (I) include: RPC2RUU0. *import data to buffer RP-IMP-Cn-xy.. Payroll Results (I) US Payroll results are stored in cluster RU of PCL2 as field string and internal tables. . It also will select all the relevant periods to be evaluated.DATA: BEGIN OF RX-KEY .old result Function module CD_EVALUATION_PERIODS will restore the payroll result status for a period when that payroll is initially run. Authorization Check Authorization for Persons In the authorization check for persons.. Payroll Cluster Directory REPORT ZHRIMPRT. DATA: END OF RX-KEY . DATA: END OF RGDIR. INCLUDE STRUCTURE PC261. INLCUDE: RPC2CD09. 'P' . " converts rgdir-seqnr (numc 5) to packed and moves to char 5 *Import data from PCL2 RP-IMP-C2-RU. the system determines whether the user has the authorizations required for the organizational converted by Web2PDFConvert. *Payroll directory DATA: BEGIN OF RGDIR OCCURS 100. Each payroll result has a status. " macro to get one person at a time based on single parameter for pernr *Import cluster Directory CD-KEY-PERNR = PERNR-PERNR.current (actual) result 'O' .. "PCL1/PCL2 BUFFER HANDLING Function Module (I) CD_EVALUATION_PERIODS After importing the payroll directory. RX-KEY-PERNR = PERSON. Function Module (II) CD_EVALUATION_PERIODS call function 'CD_EVALUATION_PERIODS' exporting bonus_date = ref_periods-bondt " Key Date for Check (optional) inper_modif = pn-permo " Period parameters inper = ref_periods-inper " Payroll Period pay_type = ref_periods-payty " Payroll category (optional) pay_ident = ref_periods-payid " Payroll identifier (optional) tables rgdir = rgdir " Cluster Directory evpdir = evp " Periods to be Evaluated iabkrs = pnpabkrs " Payroll Areas (optional) exceptions no_record_found = 1. TABLES: PERNR. PCL1. INLCUDE: RPPPXM00. "definition cluster CD PARAMETERS: PERSON LIKE PERNR-PERNR. PCL2. RP-IMP-C2-CU. . INCLUDE STRUCTURE PC200.previous result 'A' . UNPACK RGDIR-SEQNR TO RX-KEY-SEQNO. " defined in include file CHECK SY-SUBRC = 0. LOOP AT RGDIR. which record to read is up to the programmer.

it may be useful to deactivate the authorization check in order to improve performance. when running payroll) You can store this information in the object 'HR: Reporting'. Authorization object: 'HR: Master data' Authorization for Data In the authorization check for data. the system determines whether the user is authorized to read the infotypes specified in the report.g. If the authorization for a particular infotype is missing. Deactivating the Authorization Check In certain .features of the employees selected with GET PERNR. Employees for which the user has no authorization are skipped and appear in a list at the end of the report. the evaluation is terminated and an error message is displayed. (e. converted by Web2PDFConvert.

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