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Creating and designing HR Forms
By Ribhu Ahuja, TCS
This tutorial explains about creating HRFORMS in HR module of SAP using t
code HRFORMS. A complete HR form is an executable report with its own selection
screen in the SAP System. HRFORMS use the data available from Metanets.
of Metanet, Metastar, Metadimension, Infonet, Infostar and Infodimension.
MetaNet is a view SAP HR data
which can be printed in a form – adobe interactive or smartform. It covers all
the data in SAP HR module which can be printed.
MetaNet contains MetaStars, which are the individual data sources e.g. employee
metastar would contain details about the employee, his address, name etc.
MetaStar is a view of data that
can be read from a specific source of data e.g. from a particular infotype or
from a particular HR table – for payroll or time.
metastar, in turn contain metadimensions and metafigures. The MetaDimension is a
complete description of a business object and it contains the relevant business
object data – metafields which are either key fields or attributes. A
MetaDimension can be used in several MetaStars.
are the fields values or information that exist in a MetaDimension. Each
MetaField is part of the key that specifies the MetaDimension in full, or
an attribute, a further characteristic of the MetaDimension.
Infonets, Infostars, Infodimensions and Infofields are the objects which are
available in the HRFORM for displaying HR data and are similar to Metanets,
metastars, metadimensions and metafields. We
can find more details about Metanets using the T code HRFORMS_METADATA.
The first screen of HRFORMS contains all the
forms available. In order to create a new form, let us click on the create
It asks for form name, country grouping and
form class. Give the details as shown and for form class, choose PAYSLIP. We can
also go for other types of forms. The difference lies in the various types of
metastars that would be available to us while creating the forms. For instance,
NONE type forms would show all metastars from which we can fetch data except
time metastars. TIME type forms would contain only time metastars and none or
limited data about other types. So as we chose PAYSLIP type, we see the
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