Upgrades Part 3: Quickly Fix Two Common Payroll Errors

  • by Mohamed Khalid Yousif, Certified Senior SAP HR Consultant
  • May 15, 2006
You may face the two payroll problems described here when you upgrade your HR system from SAP R/3 4.6C to mySAP ERP Central Component 5.0. Learn how to permanently fix them.
Key Concept
Personnel calculation schemas describe the sequence and contents of a country-specific payroll or time evaluation program (or driver). A payroll driver is a program that you use to run the payroll using the main payroll schema. Each country version has a country-specific payroll driver. The time evaluation driver is the main program in Personnel Time Management that calls and executes the main time evaluation schema. In other words, the payroll schema contains instructions and calculation rules for the payroll driver to use during payroll or time evaluation.

Once you upgrade from R/3 4.6C to mySAP ERP Central Component (ECC) 5.0, you need to fix two Payroll issues. The first is a schema syntax error in the output payroll form function that occurs when you execute a payroll driver (e.g., RPCALCX0). You execute payroll drivers by using the payroll transactions PC00_M99_CALC_SIMU, PC00_M99_CALC, or PUOC_99. The second payroll problem involves the arrears priorities characteristics for wage type configuration and arrears processing for loan deduction error (view V_51P6_B). Because you can’t resolve all the problems in the same way, I’ll also explain how I developed the solution.

Mohamed Khalid Yousif

Mohamed Khalid Yousif is a certified senior SAP HR consultant. Mohamed has a master’s degree in computer science from Khartoum University, Sudan. He is currently the team leader of the SAP HR support team and also was team leader of the ECC 5.0 upgrade project at National Drilling Company, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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