Ask the HR Expert: What's the Difference Between Long- and Short-Term Documents in Report RPUAUD00?

  • by A.J. Whalen, SAP Marketing Director, Velocity Technology Solutions
  • May 15, 2005
You have two ways to track and report on changes to infotype and field data. Long- and short-term documents allow you to report on infotype changes in report form or to track changes to specific fields in combination with other fields. However, SAP’s use of “long term” and “short term” has a different meaning than you might expect.
Dear HR Expert:
We are currently evaluating report RPUAUD00 (logged changes in infotype data). I would like to know the difference between long- and short-term documents and when you would use each type.
— HR Systems Associate, Miami, Florida

A.J. Whalen

A.J. Whalen has successfully combined more than two decades of global business expertise with in-depth experience in the strategic development, management, and delivery of large-scale projects and education for SAP ERP HCM. Prior to his current role as SAP Marketing Director at Velocity Technology Solutions, he served as lead consultant for several global SAP implementations and engagements as well as an SAP Conference Producer for Wellesley Information Services. A.J. has been invited to speak at nine annual SAP educational events and holds an MBA degree from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

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