Select the Right Time-Evaluation Starter Schema: Part 3

  • by Leendert van der Bijl, SAP HR and Payroll Consultant, EPIUSE America
  • March 15, 2005
Time-evaluation functions TIMTP and TYPES are a transition point between raw time data and time results in SAP time evaluation. You’ll see how understanding TIMTP and TYPES helps you select the most relevant time-evaluation starter schema.
Key Concept

Time wage types are generated by time evaluation and stored in the time results. The SAP Payroll imports them from the time results database and includes them in an employee’s payroll. Technically, a time wage type is the same as a payroll wage type and both are configured the same way. However, in the time results a wage type cannot have a rate or an amount value — it only has an hours value. In the time results, the wage type also has a processing type, which payroll discards when it processes time wage types.

You can use time types to influence time evaluation, for absence quota accruals, and for time reporting. They are one attribute of a time pair, but they also exist separately from time pairs in the time balance tables.

Functions TIMTP and TYPES are used in a time-evaluation schema to set two time-pair attributes — the processing type and the time type. I will demonstrate with examples how these two functions actually go about accomplishing this task. I will also show how the outcome of TIMTP and TYPES processing is used to generate wage types and to form time-type balances.

TIMTP and TYPES in the Schema

Functions TIMTP and TYPES are typically called from a time schema without specifying any parameters. Only one of the two functions must be used in any particular time-evaluation schema. Figure 1 shows how TYPES is called without any parameters.

Leendert van der Bijl

Leendert van der Bijl has been consulting in SAP HR and Payroll for more than eight years. He started out as an SAP time management consultant and over the years has assisted customers in a variety of industry sectors with their SAP implementations. Most recently, he conducted the first implementation of Concurrent Employment time management.

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