Restricting Changes by ESS Users

  • by Kathy Howard, System Architect, EDS
  • Dawn Burns, QA Manager, Howrey LLP
  • May 15, 2003
If your company uses Employee Self-Service (ESS), you may not want employees to be able to maintain certain infotypes or subtypes. The authors show how to deactivate an infotype.

If your company uses Employee Self-Service (ESS), you may not want employees to be able to maintain certain infotypes or subtypes. For example, if employees’ work addresses are only updated by HR specialists, you should remove the work address subtype from the subtype selection box on the ESS screen.

If you want to exclude infotypes or subtypes from being maintained via ESS by an employee, you can customize V_T591A_ESSEX using transaction SM30 or IMG menu path Personnel Management>Employee Self-Service> ESS Settings for Specific Services> Personal Information>Personal Information (ESS): Determine Subtypes (Figure 1). When you deactivate an infotype on V_T591A_ ESSEX by clicking on the Deact box, it no longer appears in ESS in the selection list of subtypes. However, be aware that it is not country-dependent, so if you deactivate the infotype for ESS, it is deactivated for all countries using ESS.

Kathy Howard

Kathy Howard is an SAP-certified consultant and a system architect at EDS. She has 20 years of experience in information technology, specializing in human resources applications. Howard has been working with SAP products since 1995. She has six information technology patents issued by the US Patent and Trademark office.

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Dawn Burns

Dawn Burns is an SAP-certified human resources senior consultant and Quality Assurance Manager and HR Consultant with Howrey LLP. She is a former SAP Human Resources instructor for SAP America and has more than 12 years of experience in human resources and information technology.

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