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Monday, May 12

How To Transport Organizational Structure

After spending hours creating an Organizational Structure, it is rather silly to recreate that for each environment you have for testing purposes. One simple solution to that vs doing an entire system company is to use a standard delivered tool from SAP. This tool could be used in several different way, we'll get that into that in a bit.

SAP deliver a really neat tool called "Manual Transport Link". You can access it via transaction SE38 and progam name RHMOVE30.

What this program does is allowing you to capture PD/OM objects and place it in a transport you can easily release and apply to other clients / systems.

To start, let say for example you want to transport organizational structure and all positions below it. WIth that, you will start with creating 1 transport containing all O objects. Specify the O objects, all for reporting period, and add it to the transport. To specifically capture the position, specify the evaluation path in the selection paramters for it to find the position and add that to the transport.

Do some trial and error testing of this in a sandbox environment with different selection variations to see how it operate. You might find the best combination that fit your needs.

I was at a SAP implementation with the production orgranizational structure was maintained in a DEV environment during the lifecycle of the project. Using this allows you to transports exactly how production structure will look like to all your environment. Thus easily replicating conversion cycles multiple times and cutting the time out from converting OM objects. Pretty neat huh?!

Friday, May 9

Maintaining Long Text on PA Infotypes

Out of the box functionality, you can type in comments through PA30 on some of the infotypes.

But how do you have this cool feature for other infotypes, such as custom infotypes or infotypes not automatically default out of the box?

You can! Very easy as the matter of fact. You can point your table to V_T582A or go to the IMG via SPRO -> Personnel Management -> Personnel Administration -> Customizing Procedures -> Infotypes -> Infotypes

Select the infotype you want to maintain and select "Text Allowed". Whoa la!

Under Standing PS Grouping and ES Grouping

I came across a posting on SDN recently with a user confused with PS Grouping and ES Grouping in payroll. This is actually very simple to use.

Personnel Subareas for Primary Wage Type (PS Grouping - table V_001P_K) allows you to give a grouping to the combination of Personnel Area and Personnel Sub Area.

Employee Subgroups for Primary Wage Type (ES Grouping - table V_503_G) similar to PS Grouping, allows you to group combination of Employee Group and Employee Sub Group.

These two grouping will be later used in a permissibility table "Define Wage Type Permissibility for each PS and ESG" (table V_511_B) The grouping value identify what position in the table V_511_B it should look at to determine permissibility.

So as you can see, if you specify the PS Grouping is 3, thus meaning in the permissibility table it should look at position 3 to find the value Blank, 1, or 2 to determine if the person is permissible to be using a particular wage type.