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How To create SAP PA-HR Infotype In 5 Easy Steps

in Infotypes. This employee data is saved in infotypes based on his/her personal number (PERNR).

For example in infotype PA0006 (Addresses) you will find employees address details. Similarly, in
infotype PA0021 you will find the employees family details.

SAP provides hundreds of standard infotypes, but many times there are business/client
requirements where we have to create new infotypes. In this tutorial we will see how to create a
custom PA (Personal Administration) infotype in just five easy steps.

Step 1. Creating the PSnnnn Structure


Each infotype requires a PS structure which contains all the data fields.

To create the PS structure, go to transaction code PM01.


Give a four digit number between 9000 9999 in the Infotype no. field. Select the radio button
Employee infotype. Select the radio button PS Structure and then click on the Edit button.

After pressing the Edit button you will see the Dictionary: Maintain Structure screen. Here, give a
short description of your infotype and also give the data fields which are required in your infotype.

After providing all the required fields, press the save button.
Now, click on Extras Enhancement Category to maintain the enhancement category for the PS
structure.

Select Can be enhanced (character-type or numeric).

Click on the Copy button and then Click on Save, Check and finally Activate. This completes our
first step. Now, click the Back button to go back to the initial screen of PM01.
Step 2. Generating all required objects (Dialog Screens
and Database Tables):
After creating your PS structure, return back to the initial screen of PM01.

By, clicking on the Generate Objects button, you will see n numbers of pop-up screen which will
ask for confirmation to generate the object. Keep pressing the continue (enter) button until all the
objects are created.
There will be some more screens, just keep on pressing continue (enter) button to proceed.
Step 3. Maintain Infotype characteristics
In this step you will maintain the infotype characteristics such as Infotype Description and
General Attributes, properties for Display and Selection and Technical Data.

Click on Infotype characteristics.

You will see the Infotypes attributes Table View. Click on change icon.
And then click on the New Entries button to create a new entry.

Now, you will see the screen where you can provide the infotype characteristics.

Before, proceeding further you should know about the following important characteristics of an
infotype.

Time Constraints: This characteristic determines if more than one infotype record can exist at the
same period in time per employee.
The following values of time constraints are accepted.

Date Reaction Indicators: They control the search type, when no dates, one date or two
dates are entered on the selection screen.

As per your requirement select the Time Constrains and the Date Reaction Indicators.
Step 4: Maintain the Technical Attributes
In this step you will maintain the technical attributes of the infotype such as Dialog Module,
Database Table and Structure. All these objects (except the structure) are automatically generated
in Step 2 by pressing the Generates Objects button.

You will see the Infotype Dialog/Database assignment table view. Click on the change button.

Now click on Position button and enter the name of your infotype.
Select your infotype and click on the Display Button

By default, all the values should come appear automatically, if not then enter them manually.
Click on SAVE and assign your development to a transport request.
Step 5. Changing the Infotype Screen Layout
Now, we will make some changes in the infotype screen using the screen painter.

At the Initial screen of transaction PM01, select the Screen radio button under the Subobjects
tab and enter the screen number as 2000. Then press the Edit button.

Select the Layout radio button and then click on Change button.

Make the required changes in the screen layout. Save, check and then activate.
The Screen Output

To check the output, go to transaction code PA30. Enter employee number and click on the create
button.
Summary:
In this tutorial we have seen how to create a simple Infotype easily in just five steps. Depending on
your requirements, for more complex infotypes you may also need to add business logic, which you
can add in the dialog programming of your infotype screen.