What is Object Manager? - SAP HR

Use

With the object manager you can search for and select objects that you want to display or edit.

Prerequisites

You are familiar with the validity concept of the application. The validity concept determines which objects you can find during a search.

Features

The object manager consists of the search area and the selection area.

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  • In the search area are one or more search functions for each object type, for example the Search Term and Structure Search functions. These search functions are marked with. In addition, the object type itself can contain a search function. The object types are marked with the respective object type-specific symbol.
  • If necessary, you can add more object types and search functions in customizing. You can also change the sequence of the search functions.

  • In the search area you can create search variants, so that you can reuse search criteria you have grouped together, or hits. These search variants are marked with .
  • In the selection area the system displays the objects that you searched for and actually found. According to the search function, this can be either a hit list or a structure.
  • You can scroll through search results in the selection area using and .
  • You can completely hide or display the object manager, so that the other screen areas get correspondingly bigger or smaller. To do that, choose Settings _ Show Object Manager or Hide Object Manager.
  • With you can increase or reduce the size of the selection area, in order to show more hits. As you do that, the search area is hidden or displayed accordingly.
  • The system saves the last settings relating to screen size and the last object selection user-specifically, and they are available next time you call up the transaction.

    You can reset these settings and the last object selection using the report RH_ DELETE_ OM_ USER_ SETTINGS. Note that the reset takes place across all applications. For more information, see the report documentation.

  • You can call up generic object services for a selected object using the right mouse button menu. To do that, select an object in the selection area with the right mouse button and choose Generic Object Services.

Finding/Selecting Objects

Use

In the Search area you can search for one or more objects that you want to display or edit.For each object type there are various search functions, for example:

  • Search Term
  • Structural Search
  • Free Search

Prerequisites

Objects you are searching for must already exist. Create new objects as required. The required object types and search functions are set up.

Procedure

  1. In the search area select one of the available search functions and if necessary enter the required selection criteria.
  2. In the selection area the system displays all found objects with the corresponding object type, either as a list or as a structure.

  3. Double-click on the required object.

Using Search Variants

Use

In some search functions, for example Search Term, you can restrict the number of hits by using a combination of selection criteria. You can then save such a combination as a search variant so that you can use it again. You can also delete a search variant again, if necessary.

Procedure

Creating Search Variants

  1. Use one of the search functions to search for objects. The system displays the hits in the selection area.
  2. Choose and enter a name. Choose . The system saves the search criteria as a search variant and assigns them to the corresponding object type in the search area. The search variant is marked with .
  3. Select the search variant you created and choose . You can check your search criteria.

Searching for Objects Using a Search Variant

  1. Select a search variant. The hits are displayed in the selection area.
  2. Double-click on the required object.

Deleting Search Variants

  1. Select the search variant that you want to delete.
  2. Choose . The search variant is deleted.

Using Search Tools

Use

With the search tools for each object type you can search for objects in various object typespecific ways.

These search tools are marked with . In addition, the object type itself can contain a search tool. The object types are marked with the respective object type-specific symbol.

Prerequisites

You are familiar with how the search tools are assigned.

  • In the search area, the object type itself can contain a search tool. The object types are marked with the respective object type-specific symbol.
  • Search tools can be positioned under the corresponding object type. In that case it is marked with.

Procedure

Searching for Objects Using a Search Term

  1. Choose Search Term (or the required object type, if it has this search function). The Search for <object type> dialog box appears.
  2. Enter a name. This can be a name, abbreviation or numeric ID. You can also search using the entry * .
  3. Restrict the number of hits, if required. Enter whether the object you are looking for is directly or indirectly assigned to another object.
  4. Choose Search.
  5. The results of the search are displayed in the selection area. The display in the overview and detail areas does not change.

  6. If necessary, you can start another search for the same object type and then choose Insert to add the new hits to the first results in the selection area.
  7. Double-click on the required object in the selection area.

Searching for Objects Using Free Search

The Free Search search tool uses the InfoSet Query.

  1. Choose Free Search (or the required object type, if it has this search function).
  2. The Find Objects of Type <Object type> dialog box appears. For further information, see HR in the InfoSet Query [Ext.]. After the search, the system displays the search results in the selection area.

  3. Double-click on the required object in the selection area.

Searching for Objects Using Structure Search

  1. Choose Structure Search (or the required object type, if it has this search function).
  2. In the selection area the system displays all found objects of the relevant object type in a tree structure, ordered according to their assignment in the organizational plan. If necessary, you can refresh the hits displayed in the selection area using. This is recommended, for example, if you have created new objects shortly before.

  3. Expand the structure until the required object is revealed. To display unrelated objects, choose .
  4. Double-click on the required object in the selection area.

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