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Purpose

You can use InfoSet Query to report on data from Human Resources (HR) by using InfoSets based on HR logical databases (PNP, PNPCE, PCH, PAP).

InfoSet Query is used in HR to create reports to meet requirements that are not satisfied by standard reports. By selecting selection fields and output fields, you can access data stored anywhere within the Human Resources System. You do not require programming skills to create reports using InfoSet Query.

InfoSet Query supports two types of reporting:

InfoSet Query has been integrated with HR information systems to enable you to perform ad-hoc reporting; that is, you can create and save queries in the standard query area. However, there is no transport link to the Workbench Organizer. In this context, InfoSet Query is known in HR as Ad Hoc Query.

There are two ways of using InfoSet Query in HR:

Before data is output, a set of objects is selected for which you can output data as required. You can edit the selected set of objects before output. For example, you can display the list of objects, display details on individual objects, use the set of objects as a new reporting set, or relate two sets to each other.

This method of working has the advantage of good system performance because objects are selected using a selection routine that is particularly suitable for Human Resources.

In basic mode, the reportís list of results is output immediately without a hit list being generated first.

This method of working has the advantage of enabling you to use all InfoSet fields for selection purposes. Working with object selection restricts these options.

The following sections describe how to work with object selection. Always use object selection to create reports for HR. If you require further information on how to work with InfoSet Query in basic mode, see the documentation on maintaining queries.

Integration

Features

If object selection is switched on, working with InfoSet Query consists of two steps:

  1. In the first step, you select a set of objects (= hit list) in accordance with selection criteria that you can specify as required.
  2. You can then process the hit list. You can also use InfoSet Query to create two hit lists. You can add them together, subtract one from the other, or use them to create intersections.

  3. In the second step, you output data as required for the objects selected in the first step.

You can display and transfer reports as follows:

On the InfoSet Query screen, data is always output to SAP List Viewer. Furthermore, the preview of output includes formatting options such as summation and sorting.

See also:

HR Logical Databases

InfoSets in the HR Application

 

 

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