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Hi experts what is the technical definition for INFOTYPE. and How it is different from Tables.

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Former Member
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Hi Vamsi,

An INFOTYPE is a collection of 'information' in a table, used to store HR information in SAP HR. It essentially consists of structures for holding data, for maintaining time-delimited information.

Infotype is a database table in the basic sense, but there are concepts of Logical Database (GET events, and predefined macros like rp-provide etc) associated with HR, and hence a slight deviation from the standard tables.

Hope this is helpful, and feel free to ask more doubts.


Vivek Shah

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Former Member
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Thanks a lot for your help vivek. one more doubt i have. what is the major difference between PA infotypes and OM infotypes.

Thanks in advance


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PA - means Employee MAster data ie HR master data.

OM- means organization related DATA like org unit,positions, jobs etc

PA infotypes are from 0000 to 0999,Tables PAxxxx (where xxxx = infotype number)

and OM are from 1000 to 1999,tables HRPxxxx(where xxxx = infotype number)

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this is almost all about the infotypes -

<a href="">Infotype</a>

<a href="">OM - Infotype</a>

<a href="">PA- Infotype</a>

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