The PD Profiles Infotype (1017)


The PD Profiles infotype allows you to create and maintain authority profiles that pertain specifically to Personnel Planning.


Personnel Planning authority profiles control the:

(Personnel Planning authority profiles are set up in Customizing. Refer to the Personnel Planning and Development section of the Implementation Guide.)

To work in Personnel Planning, you must apply security measures either by using the PD Profiles infotype, together with the report RHPROFL0 (Generate Authorization profiles), or by manually maintaining table T77UA.

Security measures are necessary since organizational plans contain a large amount of information, some of which can be confidential, for example, planned compensation for employees. And so it is necessary to control who can see what. Likewise, you may want to control who can change plan information.

Since PD profiles only affect access in Personnel Planning, you must still use the Standard Profiles infotype to enter basic authority privileges. For example, users must have a standard profile to log on.


A PD profile contains a list of authorizations, and anything listed in the profile is allowed. You may include an unlimited number of authorities in one profile, and you can append PD profiles to organizational units, positions, jobs, or tasks (or standard tasks if your company uses Workflow).


You can use PD Profiles together with Standard Profiles to achieve more sophisticated security measures.

Suppose you decide only the position of Special-Clerk should be able to view planned compensation information. (The Planned Compensation infotype is appended to positions.)

To set this up, you should create a: