INFOTYPES (ABAP keyword)


INFOTYPES is a keyword used in SAP ABAP programming.
This tutorial covers its introduction & syntax details.

INFOTYPES

Basic
form
INFOTYPES nnnn.

nnnn between 0000 and 0999: HR master data info
types
nnnn between 1000 and 1999: HR planning data info types
nnnn between
2000 and 2999: HR time data info types
nnnn between 3000 and 8999: Not yet
used
nnnn between 9000 and 9999: Customer-specific info
types

Additions

1. … NAME c
2. … OCCURS occ
3.
… MODE N
4. … VALID FROM begin TO end

Effect
Declares the HR
info type nnnn . Creates an internal table as follows:

DATA BEGIN OF
Pnnnn OCCURS 10.
INCLUDE STRUCTURE Pnnnn.
DATA END OF Pnnnn VALID BETWEEN
BEGDA AND ENDDA.

Example
INFOTYPES: 0000, 0001,
0002.

Addition 1
… NAME c

Effect
c is a name up to 20
characters long. Creates an internal table as follows:

DATA BEGIN OF c
OCCURS 10.
INCLUDE STRUCTURE Pnnnn.
DATA END OF c VALID BETWEEN BEGDA AND
ENDDA.

Example
INFOTYPES: 0005 NAME VACATION, 0006 NAME
ADDRESS.

Addition 2
… OCCURS occ

Effect
occ is a number
for the OCCURS value. Creates an internal table as follows:

DATA BEGIN OF
c OCCURS m.
INCLUDE STRUCTURE Pnnnn.
DATA END OF c VALID BETWEEN BEGDA AND
ENDDA.

Example

INFOTYPES 0003 OCCURS 1.

Addition
3
… MODE N

Applies only to the HR logical databases PNP and PCH
.

Effect
The info type tables are not filled by GET PERNR (logical
database PNP ) or GET OBJEC (logical database PCH ). The effect of the INFOTYPES
statement is then the same as the data declaration of an internal table (as
described above).

Example

INFOTYPES: 2001 MODE N, 2002 MODE N,
2003 MODE N.

Addition 4
… VALID FROM begin TO
end.

Effect
This addition should only be used with the logical
database PNP .
GET PERNR retrieves only those info type records which are
valid within the time range ( begin and end ) specified. begin and end are dates
with the format YYYYMMDD.

Example

INFOTYPES: 0007 VALID FROM
19910101
TO 19911231.

Note
Each info type has a formal
description in the ABAP/4 Dictionary as table Pnnnn .
If you enter SHOW
INFOTYPES nnnn in the editor command line, the system displays information about
the info type nnnn .
If you enter SHOW INFOTYPES * , you see a list of all
info types.