How HR ABAP is difference with ABAP ?

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If you are new to HR ABAP and want to know why HR ABAP is differ with ABAP ?
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How HR ABAP is difference with ABAP ?

  1. 1. How HR ABAP differs from  general ABAP?  By : Ravin Joshi         
  2. 2. Simple Graphical View
  3. 3. Points of Difference* Normal (General) ABAP • Less Usage of Logical  Databases • Do not cover much additional  functional concepts  • Non coverage of Time  dependent data • Less Usage of Macros and  Function Modules • Storage and Access of Data • Authorization Checks • No Use of Provide Statements  and repetitive structure HR ABAP • More Usage of Logical  Databases • Covers more additional HR  functional concepts • Coverage of Time Dependent  data • More Usage of HR specific  Macros and Function Modules • Storage & Access of Data • Authorization Checks • Use of Provide Statements and  repetitive structure * Described further in lateral slides
  4. 4. Logical Databases • In General ABAP, we rarely use Logical Databases in our programs while in HR ABAP, most of the time we are using Logical Databases to select data from Infotypes by using GET event. • Logical Databases used in HR module are: PNP, PNPCE, PCH, PAP, PTRVP etc. It provides Standard Selection-Screen, Data retrieval and Automatic authorization check facilities to the user.
  5. 5. Functional Concepts • In ABAP HR, use of certain SAP HR specific functional concepts are involved such as, Infotype Concepts, Time Constraint concepts, Retroactive evaluation of employee data etc. • HR module uses a system of data grouped together called Infotypes. It’s a four character numerical string. It can be processed Individually or in Fast entry mode. • Infotype can be saved as time-dependent to enable retroactive evaluation of employee data.
  6. 6. Time Dependent Data • Infotype provides facility of storing Time dependent data of employee. It enable you to determine how the validity periods of Infotype data records interact. For that mostly used three time constraints are: Time Constraint 1: Exactly one valid data record of Infotype exist. Gaps and Overlapping not allowed. Time Constraint 2: No more than one valid data record exist at any given time. Gaps are allowed but Overlapping not allowed. Time Constraint 3: Any number of records exist at any given time. Both Gaps and Overlapping are allowed.
  7. 7. Macros and Functional Modules • Program that process the cluster data, do not access the cluster independently. The data is accessed using a defined Interface created with macros. Macro contain some part of source code which may be useful for no. of applications. Ex. RP_PROVIDE_FROM_FRST, RP_PROVIDE_FROM_LAST etc. (PNP-SW-FOUND = 1 for successful records). • Generally but Not in every cases, HR Specific function modules starts with HR* and RH*. Ex. HR_READ_INFOTYPE, R_INFOTYPE_OPERATION, CU_READ_RGDIR etc.
  8. 8. Storage and Access of Data • HR specific Data are stored in Infotypes, which can be accessed through special kind of ABAP/4 program which is called as Logical Database. Using LDBs, facilitates the process of reading Database tables. • Data Retrieval/Access from LDBs: 1. Create Data Structure for Infotype - INFOTYPES: 0001. “Org. Assignment 2. Fill Data Structure with Infotype records - START-OF-SELECTION. GET PERNR. “ Get Event 3. Read Data - PROVIDE * FROM… “ Provide Statement ENDPROVIDE. - END-OF-SELECTION.
  9. 9. Authorization Checks • Authorization for Persons: In the authorization check for persons, the system determines whether the user has the authorizations required for the organizational features of the employees selected with GET PERNR. • Authorization for Data: In the authorization check for data, the system determines whether the user is authorized to read the Infotypes specified in the report. • Deactivating the Authorization Check: In certain reports, it may be useful to deactivate the authorization check in order to improve performance. (e.g. when running payroll)
  10. 10. Provide Statements and Repetitive Structure • The infotype records (selected within the period) are processed sequentially by the PROVIDE - ENDPROVIDE loop. Ex. PROVIDE * FROM Pnnnn BETWEEN PN/BEGDA AND PN/ENDDA If Pnnnn-XXXX = ' '. write:/ Pnnnn-XXXX. endif. ENDPROVIDE. • In the Repetitive structure, you must define the starting point, the increment and the work area which contains the complete field group definition. Ex. DO 6 TIMES VARYING VACATION FROM P0005-UAR01 "Starting point NEXT P0005-UAR02. "Increment If p0005-xyz then ... endif. ENDDO.
  11. 11. Thank You !!!

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