Application Development Discussions
Join the discussions or start your own on all things application development, including tools and APIs, programming models, and keeping your skills sharp.
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

abap hr

Former Member
0 Kudos


In abap hr what r the things have to be concentrate, pls let me know i have to give interview.




Former Member
0 Kudos



Best PDF file to learn HR Programming

HR deals with the INFOTYPES which are similar to Tables in General ABAP.

There are different ways of fetching data from these infotypes.

There are different areas in HR LIKE Personal Admn, Orgn Management, Benefits, Time amangement, Event Management, Payroll etc

Infotypes for these areas are different from one another area.

storing of records data in each type of area is different

LDBS like PNP are used in HR programing.

Instead of Select.. we use some ROUTINES and PROVIDE..ENDPROVIDE.. etc

and in the case of Pay roll we use Clusters and we Import and Export them for data fetching.

On the whole Normal ABAP is different from HR abap.

For Personal Admn the Infotypes start with PA0000 to PA1999

Time Related Infotypes start with PA2000 to PA2999.

Orgn related Infotypes start with HRP1000 to HRP1999.

All custom developed infotypes stsrat with PA9000 onwards.

In payroll processing we use Clusters like PCL1,2,3 and 4.

Instead of Select query we use PROVIDE and ENDPROVIDE..

You have to assign a Logical Database in the attributes PNP.

Go through the SAp doc for HR programming and start doing.


sites regarding hr-abap:

You can see some Standard Program examples in this one ...,289142,sid21_gci1030179,00.html?Offer=SAlgwn12604#...

These are the FAQ's that might helps you as well.

HR Long texts Upload

Look at the below link


you can see some Standard Program examples in this one..,289142,sid21_gci1030179,00.html?Offer=SAlgwn12604#...

These are the FAQ's that might helps you,295199,sid63_gci983590,00.html

Steps to create a HR Infotype:

1) Go to Transaction PM01.

2) Enter the custom Infotype number which you want to create (Should be a 4 digit number, start with 9).

3) Select the 'Employee Infotype' radio button.

4) Select the 'PS Structure Infotype'.

5) Click on Create... A separate table maintenance window appears...

6) Create a PS structure with all the fields you want on the Infotype

7) Save and Activate the PS structure

😎 Go back to the initial screen of PM01.

9) Click on 'All' push button. It takes a few moments.

10) Click on 'Technical Characteristics'. Infotype list screen appears

11) Click on 'Change'(pencil) button

12) Select your Infotype and click on 'Detail' (magnifying glass) button

13) Give 'T591A' as subtype table

14) Give 'T591S' as subtype txt tab

15) Give your subtype field as subtype field

16) Save and come back to PM01 initial screen

17) Click on 'Infotype Characteristics' ... Infotype list screen appears

18) Click on 'Change' (pencil) button

19) Click on 'New Entries'

20) Enter your Infotype number and short text

21) Here we have to set different Infotype Characteristics as per the requirement. (Better open another session with some standard Infotype's infotype characteristics screen and use as the reference to fill yours)

22) Save your entries.

23) Now the Infotype is created and ready to use.

24) If you want to change the layout of the Infotype as per your requirement...

25) In the PM01 initial screen...Select 'Screen' radio button and give 2000 as the screen name, then click on edit.

26) In the next screen.. Select 'Layout Editor' and click 'Change'.

27) Screen default layout you can design/modify the screen..change the attributes of the fields..etc.

28) Save and activate. (Don't forget to 'Activate at every level)

Subtype Creation :

Transaction PM01 Goto Subtype Characteristics. Click on Append and then subtype. Enter the name and description of subtype on screen.

Then goto technical Characteristics and maintain the details of subtype there. I.e name of subtype i.e. component name defined in PSnnnn. Subtype table is T591A.

Subty.text tab is T591S and time const tab is T591A.


HR related site:

Enhancement of Infotype

Check the following



Former Member
0 Kudos

refer these,it may be helpful,289142,sid21_gci1030179,00.html?Offer=SAlgwn12604#...

Also have a look at the following links-,289142,sid21_gci1030179,00.html?track=NL-142&ad=50...

you can see some Standard Program examples in this one..,289142,sid21_gci1030179,00.html?Offer=SAlgwn12604#...

These are the FAQ's that might helps you

refer to this thread also:

/message/3222240#3222240 [original link is broken]

/message/4744605#4744605 [original link is broken].

Some other general links as follow:

1. questions in another interview.

2. gives clear explanation


4. --some other questions to guide.


Edited by: Alvaro Tejada Galindo on Apr 8, 2008 4:01 PM

Former Member
0 Kudos


There are basic question asked in ABAP-HR interview:

1.How ABAP-HR is different from normal ABAP.

2.What is macro and what are macro avilable in ABAP-HR.

3.What do you know about GET event and GET LATE event.

4.What do you know about LDB. What are LDB avilable in SAP for HR.

5.What is infotype.How to create infotype.How to Enhanced the infotype .Remember some standard infotype name which you enhance in your project.

6.In HR , in which module you work on like Payroll, Time, PA,PD, OM.

7.Relation between JOB,POSITION,and Person.

8.FM for process payroll data and internal table name which are using to generate payroll report like RT and OT and CRT.

9.What is Schema in payroll.

10.What is Time Constraints in HR.

11.What is DO and Variying statement.

12.How to read infotype record in report.

Best of Luck for your Interview.