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PU12 - Interface Tool Box in SAP HR
By Kamesh G, Infosys Technologies
document Explains ‘How to Create Interface Format” using Interface Tool Box.
Interface Toolbox is used for transferring HR Master Data, Payroll data and time
data from SAP R/3 system to a third party system or the data can be used
internally. The interface can be used for the evaluation of HR data
(Payroll/time) and running payroll partially or completely in a third party
TCODE : PU12
Creating ‘New Interface format’ following screens will explain the purpose
Available in PU12.
of ‘Export’ tab is to execute the interface and read the results.
Purpose of ‘Export History’ tab is to see the log over view and the results
of executed Runs in the past.
Give the ‘Interface format name and
personnel number’ to view the results of previous executions using
‘Display’. And the previous results can be deleted using ‘Delete’
3. ‘Configuration tab’
contains all of our development/configurations.
Format: Here we
specify the input layout of interface; we will specify the tables, info types
and fields, plus we will do the conversions, restrictions, change validations
and other configurations to pick the right data for our interface.
File Layout: In File
Layout, we will specify the output of the interface,
We need to generate the Interface Format and File Layout every time we do
a change in any of them, so that it generates fresh ABAP code for the
configuration and we do not get any error.
Creating new Interface
for creating a New Interface format.
creating a new interface format, go to Transaction PU12. Enter the New Interface
name and click on ‘Create’
Configuration Tab -> Give interface format name (To be created) -> Create.
Give Country group. One PU12 interface format is only for one country, if
you are dealing with many countries, then need to create as many interface
formats. This step cannot be changed later, if you chose a wrong country then
you will have to delete the interface and create it again from scratch. File
format can be reused for other countries as it does not require country
3. Continue, Select
Master data or Payroll results .Here taking Master Data
Include the info types which are required by the interface.
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