Personal Data - Copy and Update Record

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Use this procedure to copy an existing Personal Data (0002) infotype record and update it with necessary changes, such as:

  • name change
  • social security number change
  • marital status change
  • gender change

Using the Copy action will retain the history of the previous record.


Follow your agency’s business policy for changes to these fields. Verification, such as a new social security card, may be required.

Depending on your agency, an employee name change may also require an email address change. If so, refer to the Communication - Employee Email Address - Copy and Update Record procedure.

  1. Step 1

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

    Screenshot of command field.

  2. Step 2

    Complete the following fields:

    • Personnel no.

    Screenshot of personnel number field.

  3. Step 3

    Click Enter to populate the employee information.

  4. Step 4

    On the Basic Personal Data tab, click the box to the left of Personal Data.

    Screenshot of Basic Personal Data screen.

  5. Step 5

    Click the Copy button.

  6. Step 6

    Enter the appropriate Start and To dates.

    • When using the Copy button, the Start Date will populate with the date of the existing record. Be sure to enter the new Start date to keep the history of the existing record.

      The new, active record should have an end date of 12/31/9999.

  7. Step 7

    Enter necessary changes to the following fields:

  8. Step 8

    Click the Enter button to validate the information.

  9. Step 9

    Click the Save button.