Infotypes

Definition

Infotypes are the specific attributes of the objects in your structure.

Use

You use infotypes to describe further attributes or characteristics of objects. You maintain infotypes in Detail Maintenance. Here you create, change, view, delete and delimit infotypes.

Each infotype allows you to describe a different set of attributes for an object. For example, the Relationship infotype allows you to describe how two objects are linked together. The Work Schedule infotype allows you to state required hours for a position, organizational unit, or work center.

Some infotypes are only relevant for certain types of objects. For example, the Vacancy infotype only applies to positions, the Character infotype only to tasks, and so on. Some infotypes may be used by all types of objects, such as the Object and Relationship infotypes.

Structure

Each time you create an infotype for an object, it is called an infotype record. Once infotype records are created, you can edit, display, list, copy, delimit and delete them.

You may create any number of infotypes for an object. You may also create multiple infotype records of the same kind for a single object. For example, one object might have multiple Relationship infotype records, detailing its relationships with other objects in the organizational structure.

It is also possible for the information in an infotype to be broken down into different categories of information. The categories are called subtypes. For example, the Health Examinations infotype allows you to append two categories, or subtypes, of health information to a given work center: