Define grouping for absence valuation (current period)

In this step, you group together employees whose absences you want to be valuated identically in absence valuation. You group the employees according to the employee subgroup grouping for personnel calculation rules. In this way, you determine which table entries the System references for which employee subgroup groupings during absence valuation.
Function MOD XMOD (or xMOD) GEN is accessed in personnel calculation schema xT00 (x stands for the country indicator). By accessing this function, the system calls personnel calculation rule XMOD or xMOD (groupings for payroll accounting).


You want to specify different rules for valuating absences for hourly wage earners than for salaried staff. In this step, you determine which table entries the System should use to valuate absences.

Standard settings

The modifiers A and 2 (MODIF A, MODIF 2) are set in the standard SAP delivery system. Modifier A controls the access to the Absence Valuation table which you edit in the following steps.

MODIF A = 01:
When accounting takes place, the system only uses entries in the Absence Valuation table if they have the value 01 in the A.val.gping field (employee grouping for absence valuation). Other table entries are ignored when absences are valuated.

MODIF 2 = 01:
In the standard SAP R/3 System, MODIF 2 is also set in this personnel calculation rule. You determine the groupings for accessing tables via MODIF 2 in a later step for time wage type valuation.


You should only make changes if you want the payroll driver to access tables using other groupings. You must enter values for the respective grouping in the relevant tables.


1. Decide which groupings you want to use to access which tables.
2. Call personnel calculation rule XMOD by selecting Define grouping for absence valuation.
3. Set the required groupings.
The documentation on operation MODIF provides an overview of the groupings and tables. To display the overview, select MODIF A in the Operation column and pres F1.
4. Make a copy of standard personnel calculation rule XMOD or xMOD and call it ZMOD.
5. Depending on the employee subgroup grouping for personnel calculation rules , set the values of MODIF A in personnel calculation rule ZMOD in accordance with the groupings to be used to access the tables.
6. If you require additional groupings for accessing tables, add more lines based on the standard entries.
7. Select Enter changed personnel calculation rule in schema to change the name of personnel calculation rule MOD XMOD (xMOD) GEN in personnel calculation schema xT00 by entering personnel calculation rule ZMOD as the second parameter instead of XMOD (xMOD).

Further notes

If you use time evaluation, wage types are selected during time wage selection for absences that are valuated according to the "as-if" principle.

If you make changes to the assignment of employee groupings for absence valuation (MODIF A) in this step, you should change your time evaluation schemas accordingly in order to guarantee consistency in absence valuation.

If you are implementing a Spanish system, please carry out the above activities replacing

1. rule XMOD with the Spanish rule EMO0, and
2. subschema XT00 with the Spanish subschema ET00.