Maintain Text - Create Infotype Text

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Use this procedure to maintain text on an infotype.

Infotype text can be created or maintained at the same time an infotype record is created, copied, or changed. For simplicity, this procedure will take you through the steps to create infotype text with no other changes to that infotype.


There is only one infotype text box on an infotype, but the infotype text can have several entries added to it.

Infotype text can only be created on specific infotypes.

The text can be edited and deleted by any user who has create/change access to the infotype.

Refer to your agency business process to determine message standards, such as including your name and the date that the text was created or edited.

  1. Step 1

    Enter transaction code PA30 in the command field and click the Enter button.

    Command field with transaction code PA30.

  2. Step 2

    Complete the following fields:

    • Personnel no.

    Personnel no. field selected.

  3. Step 3

    Click Enter to populate the employee information.

  4. Step 4

    On the Basic Personal Data tab, select the Planned Working Time radio button.

    Employee information screen with Basic Personal Data and Planned Working Time info type text option selected.

    • The Planned Working Time (0007) infotype is used in this example, however, the steps remain the same for creating an infotype message on other infotypes.

  5. Step 5

    Click the Change button.

    Maintain HR Master Data with change button selected.

  6. Step 6

    From the menu bar, select Edit and Maintain text.

    Menu bar with Edit Maintain text selected.

  7. Step 7

    Enter the message in the Infotype Text box.

    Infotype Text box with text typed in field.

    • There is currently no spell check or specified format for entering your message. As a suggestion, we recommend starting the message with the date and user’s personnel number or name.

  8. Step 8

    Click the Save button.

  9. Step 9

    A Maintain text button is now displayed on the employee’s Change Planned Working Time (0007) infotype.

    Change Planned Working Time with Maintain text button selected.

  10. Step 10

    Click the Enter button to validate the infomation.

  11. Step 11

    Click the Save button.