Infotype Creation (with screenshots)

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Custom infotype creation || Adding a new field || Change the look and feel

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 You can create custom specific PA infotypes by using t-code PM01. Custom specific infotypes are numbered between 9000-9999. Following are the main steps to follow:

1. Goto transaction PM01 – Create Infotype
2. Enter the Infotype no., select PS Struture radio button under Subobjects and click on Create All tab. This will create the Module Pool, interface screen, customising table entries and data dictionary objects for your infotype.
3. You will be directed to the Data Dictionary screen where you will define the PS structure components and types. Save and activate the PS Structure (PSnnnn).
4. Next you customise your Infotype attributes like Time contraints etc in view table V_T582A and mention technical data details like Screen number (2000 for single screen and 3000 for list screen), dialog module – RP_nnnn and database table PAnnnn etc.
5. Finally you go to Screen Painter and edit your interface screen 2000. Save and activate the screen.

You do not need to create/change the module pool program MPnnnn00 as it it automatically generated by PM01 using the Pnnnn structure.


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
8) 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 appears…here 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)

7 thoughts on “Infotype Creation (with screenshots)

  1. says

    hi,<BR/><BR/>I want to know about Disciplinary cases &amp; Employee Grievance details for country India. <BR/><BR/>How to configure and how to maintain.<BR/><BR/>Regards<BR/>Bharathi.

  2. says

    Ananth Please let me know how to configure..<br /><br />Configuration Work Area for Personnel Administration<br /><br />Infotype 0001:

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