Object Types Short Questions And Answers

Object Types
What is an object?
It represents each information class in an organizational plan.

How do you identify an Object?
Object type is identified by a combination of plan version, object type, and object ID

What are the components of an object?
1. ID #, a short and long text defining the existence of the object
2. Structural relationships between the object and other objects
3. Third component is represented by the object characteristics.
All these components are created as info-types.  You can define particular characteristics for an object in each info-type.

Where do you maintain object characteristics?

Where do you maintain relationships between objects?
Info-types       or organizational plan

When can we assign additional characteristics to the objects?
Once we have created the structure using objects and relationships, you can assign additional characteristics to the objects.  For example, we can assign additional characteristics such as vacancy, work schedule and expected salary to Object Person.

What is object ID?
When an object is created, an object ID must be assigned.   Internal number assignment is by the system, indicated by IN and external number assignment is by the administrator is indicated by EX.  Object id is identified by an eight-digit numeric. SAP recommends the use of the internal number assignment.

How many planning statuses are there? (Object status cycle)
Five.  They are
1.      Active
2.      Planned
3.      Submitted
4.      Approved
5.      Rejected

What is the purpose of Relationship Validity Period/date?
Each info-type record uses a start and end date to identify the validity of the info-type data. Relationships between objects may only exist during the time when both objects are valid. If an object is delimited, all the objectís relationships and characteristics are also automatically delimited. Related objects are unaffected.
For example, consider organizational assignment info-type for a particular individual who was assigned to three different departments in the last five years.  Three different records for the relevant period of assignment in each department will be created.

What is the use of validity period or validity dates?

  • Allow you to define the life span of an object or info-type record
  • Identify changes to your organization while retaining historical data
  • Allow you to evaluate the organizational structure on key dates past, present and future
What are the mandatory characteristics of an object?
1.      Object ID
2.      Object name and abbreviation
3.      Object type
4.      Planning status
5.      Plan version
6.      Relationship validity period

List the most common object types used in Org Mgmt?
Object Type                                     Object Type Keys
Organizational Unit                                     O
Job                                                            C
Position                                                      S
Cost Center                                                K
Person                                                        P
Qualification                                              Q
Tasks                                                        T
Work Center                                              A
Budget                                                      BU


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