Analyze Wage Type Configuration Using Three Reports

  • by Isaac Berkovits, Consultant, Presence of IT
  • May 15, 2007
Get detailed information about three important wage type configuration reports: RPDLGA20, RPDLGA40, and RPDLGA00.
Key Concept

This article refers to T512W as the main wage type table. You can best view table T512W in transaction SM30 via V_512W_O, which holds key attributes of a wage type used in payroll processing and tables T503 and T512Z. I refer to these tables as main wage type tables because they appear in multiple nodes in the IMG (although sometimes with different views and therefore some data is hidden).

HR professionals often configure wage types as part of a new implementation or post-implementation to add additional payments or deductions, or new notational wage types that record on costs. They want to know why a particular wage type does not work the same as another wage type that they think is configured the same way.

Perhaps you have configured a new personnel area subarea or employee group subgrouping and want to know all wage types valid for existing groupings. You may also want to know for which infotypes wage types are available. You can answer questions including whether or not a processing class is correctly configured and which wage types contain a particular cumulation, evaluation, or processing class specification by running three reports for main wage type tables: RPDLGA20, RPDLGA40, and RPDLGA00.

Three types of reports are vital for configuring wage types. While RPDLGA20 is well known and appears in the SAP Easy Access Menu, the RPDLGA40 and RPDLGA00 reports are not as well known, nor do they appear on the menu. These reports help analyze wage types in an implementation and support environment. RPDLGA20 and RPDLGA40 concentrate on the attributes of wage types contained in table T512W. RPDLGA00 shows wage type assignment details to enterprise structure elements (personnel area/subarea and employee group/subgroup) and infotypes. The reports do not allow for analysis of the wage type characteristics table T511 used to control the input and display of wage types on infotypes or table T51P6, which controls the characteristics of deduction wage types.

These reports answer several important questions, such as: How do I see all wage types that have a particular cumulation, evaluation, or processing class specification? Why are two wage types behaving differently in payroll? Which wage types are available for input on a particular infotype? Which wage types are available for a particular employee grouping or personnel area subarea? I’ll walk you through each of the three reports and provide helpful navigation tips and explanations.

Isaac Berkovits

Isaac Berkovits is an SAP consultant with Presence of IT. He has been configuring SAP for more than seven years. Isaac has worked on implementations and support in telecommunications, materials, health, government, financial, and manufacturing industries, located primarily in Australia and New Zealand and also across Asia Pacific.

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