Need to Change a Locked PCR? Here’s How

  • by Raghavendran Parthasarathy, Principal Consultant, Hexaware Technologies
  • January 14, 2010
Learn how to unlock a Payroll and Time schema that was locked earlier by a user who either is no longer with the company or who does not exist in the system.

In most implementations, Payroll schemas and Time schemas are often customized as requested by the company. The Personal Calculation Rules (PCRs) are client specific and there is a possibility that the author of the PCR will lock it to prohibit any changes. This is normally done to avoid future changes in the PCRs and schemas to avoid payroll calculation issues and confusion. However, as time goes by, it often becomes necessary to change PCRs per user requirements. Unfortunately, if someone else goes into that PCR to make a change, the system tells you that changes are not allowed. It only allows the changes to be made by the user who created the PCR.

This article helps explain how you can unlock the system Payroll and Time schemas and make changes. My scenario is applicable to all systems from version 4.0B to SAP ERP ECC 6.0.  

Raghavendran Parthasarathy

Raghavendran Parthasarathy works for Hexaware Technologies as a Principal Consultant,where he manages SAP solution design for customers across the globe. He has worked in SAP ERP HCM for over 14 years in various capacities, including payroll projects in the Middle East, Europe, and Asia/Pacific. In addition to payroll, Raghavendran has experience in negative time management, personnel administration, and recruitment. He has also been a part of portal implementations. Currently, he is involved with cloud-based HCM applications such as SAP SuccessFactors and Workday.

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