When the selection is made, the system determines which objects meet the specified selection criteria in the reporting period. The result of the selection is a set of objects. After the selection has been made, you can continue processing this set or output data on the objects as required.
InfoSet Query only enables you to select one object type. The InfoSet you use determines which object type can be selected. If you use an InfoSet from Personnel Administration (based on logical database PNP or PNPCE), for example, the result of a selection is always a set of persons (personnel numbers). InfoSets from Personnel Planning (logical database PCH) can only ever be used to select an object type such as a business event, position, or central person. If you require further information, see HR InfoSets for InfoSet Query and InfoSets in the HR Application.
This section gives you an overview of options available for selecting objects, and continuing to process this set.
Selection Using One Or More Selection Criteria
In the simplest of cases, you use a single selection criterion. However, you can use as many selection fields as you want. To do so, choose selection fields from the overview tree, choose a selection option, and enter one or more values. You then start the selection. The result of the selection is the objects that meet the selection criteria and are valid in the specified reporting period (such as all of the business events taking place in New York in March 2001).
You can also make a selection without any selection criteria whatsoever. The result of the selection is all of the objects in the system that can be selected with the InfoSet you have used, and which are valid in the specified reporting period.
Restriction of the Reporting Set
Unless you restrict the reporting set, the selection is made for all of the objects in the system that can be selected with the InfoSet you have used. However, reporting is often required for a specific set of objects only, such as the employees in a particular department or the business events taking place in a particular period. To achieve this aim, you must restrict the reporting set accordingly.
You can restrict the reporting set as follows:
Using the current hit list, which you obtained by making a specific selection
Using a set of persons, which you selected using the organizational structure
In addition to the options described here, your system can include other customer-defined restriction options. If you require further information on restriction options for the reporting set, access Customizing for the Human Resources Information System and see Selection IDs, Define Selection IDs, and Define Groupings.
For more information, see Restrict the Reporting Set.
Processing the Selected Set of Objects
Once the selection has been made, you can continue processing the selected set of objects. You can:
Display the list of selected objects
Delete objects from the list
Branch to HR master data or detail maintenance
For more information, see Process the Selected Set of Objects.