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  Creating an Infotype


You use this procedure if you want to create an international infotype. If you want to create a country-specific or industry-specific infotype, or an infotype for the public sector of a country, choose Creating an Infotype Version .


To create an infotype in the ABAP Dictionary, proceed as follows:

Choose Create Infotype (tab page).

Choose a free infotype number for standard infotypes, and a free number in the customer namespace for customer-specific infotypes.

Note the naming convention (customer namespace9000to9999).

Decide whether you want the infotype to be used in Personnel Administration ( employee infotype ), Recruitment ( applicant infotype ), or in both components ( both ).

Choose Generate Objects.

You see the message Infotype PSnnnn does not exist . How do you want to continue?

Choose Create

You branch to the ABAP dictionary structure maintenance.

Enter a short description for the infotype.

Enter the structure components (infotype fields).

There are two ways of doing this:


Enter all required components for the infotype.

Enter the component type for each component. You can refer to an existing component type or create a new component type. Double-click on the field and choose a component type from the dialog box. Choose Create

Copy template:

You can also use the PS structure of an existing infotype if the infotype contains similar information (data components with a similar semantic meaning).

You create an infotype containing a telephone number for emergencies.

You do this by copying the Addresses infotype (0006) and using the Telephone Number field as a copy template.

Proceed as follows:

Choose Edit Copy Field

As the structure name, choose the PS structure that contains similar data components to the infotype you are creating.

In the Field Selection from Table PSnnnn dialog box, select the required components and choose Copy .

The components are written to the clipboard.

Choose Insert

Save your entries.

Define the enhancement category :

To do this, choose Extras Enhancement Category, se lect the enhancement category and copy the entry.

You get the following message: Structure PSnnnn has been saved .

Check your structure.

Once you have checked it, save the structure.

Once the structure has been activated, go back.

The Create Object Directory Entry dialog box is opened.

Enter the object directory entry for the PS structure.

Enter the object directory entry for the screen structure:

HCMT_BSP_PA_yy_Rnnnn for a standard infotype, and ZHCMT_BSP_PA_yy_R9nnn for a customer-specific infotype.

Enter a transport request.

The following information is displayed, which you confirm:

The check class must be encoded manually.

You do this once this procedure is complete by choosing Check Class (BAdI) Edit . For more information, see Editing the Check Class .

The table entry T582ITVCLAS still has to be transported.

This table entry is client-dependent and therefore only exists in this client.Make sure that the table entry is transported.

Maintain the characteristics of the infotype. For more information, see Defining Infotype Characteristics .

Note on creating infotypes with name range enhancement

If you are creating an infotype with a name range enhancement (such as/Company1/9000), make sure that your entries are overwritten by those of another imported infotype with name range enhancement (/Partner1/9000, for example), if the infotype number of the imported infotype is the same as your infotype. For this reason, make sure before you import infotypes with name range enhancements that there are no conflicts between the infotype numbers available and those that are to be imported.

To define a namespace, choose Infotype Namespace and enter the namespace reserved for your company.

Then proceed as described above.


You have created a new infotype.

The system has automatically created the following objects and structures:

PS structure (if it did not already exist)

The corresponding P structure

Table(s) PAnnnn and PA9nnn and/or PBnnnn and PB9nnn

Object Pnnnn_AF,%_HRnnnn

Entries in tables T777D and T77ID

Screen structure

The system has copied the fields from the PS structure to the screen structure. The PS structure and the screen structure are identical.

The name of the screen structure HCMT_BSP_PA_yy_Rnnnn or ZHCMT_BSP_PA_yy_R9nnn is generated from the infotype.

To enhance the screen structure, choose the tab page Enhance Screen Structure .

Entry in table T588UICONVCLAS

Assignment of screen structure to conversion class











Module pool

Screen and interface

Check class CL_HRPA_INFOTYPE_nnnn for a standard infotype or ZCL_HRPA_INFOTYPE_9nnn for a customer-specific infotype.

The check class was generated in the background from the check class CL_HRPA_INFOTYPE_NNNN and must be encoded manually.

Entry in table T582ITVCLAS

Classes for determining version IDs and infotype containers








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