Standardization of the cluster directory
for payroll results
In Release 3.0, the directory for payroll results (cluster CD)
was enhanced for the USA, Canada, and Japan country versions. In
order to avoid cluster conversion for all remaining country
versions, a new cluster CU, has been created. For Release 4.0A,
both clusters will be merged together. This is carried out by the
XPRA RPU40ACD during the upgrade.
Effects on customer programs:
1. Customer programs that use the
macros RP-IMP-C2-CD and RP-EXP-C2-CD will continue to function,
since these macros read or write to cluster CU internally, and
convert the data into the CD cluster format. Thus the changeover
requirements are kept to a minimum.
2. Customer programs that use the
SELECT command to read data from cluster
CD (not generally recommended), must be
changed over to cluster CU.
3. Customer programs that have been
newly created, should use the import macro RP-IMP-C2-CU. For a more
detailed description on creating report programs to read payroll
results using cluster CU, see the R/3 online documentation. In the
R/3 System, choose Help -> R/3 Library -> Personnel
Administration and Payroll Accounting -> Tools -> Programming
in HR -> Introduction: Programming in HR -> Import/Export
Files -> Cluster Directory -> Cluster Directory Manager for
USA, Canada, and Japan.
System administration changes
If you have created authorizations for the HR:Cluster
authorization object which explicitly include cluster CD, then
these must be replaces by cluster CU.