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Author's profile photo Ankit Vasavada

Deleting personnel Number permanently

Dear Friends

Here is the document which help you to delete the personnel number from the system permanently. and in bulk too..

1.     Personnel Number Deletion from System

In SAP we have a option of deleting a personnel Number completely from the system.

There are two ways to delete the personnel number from the System

a.       Delete Single personnel Number

b.      Delete Multiple personnel Number

1.1  Delete single Personnel Number

First we need to go to Transaction code PA30.  It will show a screen like this.


Enter the personnel number which we want to delete and press enter.

  1. Then click Utilities à Delete personnel No.

Then it will show all the info type Which are maintained for the said personnel number

We need to select all entry and click on delete. The said personnel number will get deleted permanently from the system.


1.2  Delete Multiple Personnel Numbers

SAP gives us the many utilities like Batch job execution methods like LSMW or BDC. Either we can record the transaction which we did earlier and run the batch job.

Or SAP gives us the standard program to do so.

Go to transaction code se38 and type RPUDELPN and click on execute.

It will ask the personnel number we want to delete. Pass the range of the personnel number and un tic the test check box and click in execute

In a very short time all the personnel numbers will get deleted.



SAP Will ask for confirmation Click yes and we are done….

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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Ankit,

      Thanks for the posting the document.

      But I have a doubt here,

      could you please give an example, scenario wise where there is a need to delete personnel number??

      lets say even though i deleted the number from sap,

      can I reuse the same number while hiring another employee?

      otherwise  I know we can delete personnel Data through the T-Code PU00, where we just delete the info types maintained for that particular personnel number.

      It would be appreciable if you can guide me the use of this.


      Prashanti Swain

      Author's profile photo Raghu C
      Raghu C

      Hi Ankit,

      Please be aware that the report RPUDELPN dosnt work in the production environment. Also deleting personnel numbers is not advisable after payroll is processed.



      Author's profile photo Ankit Vasavada
      Ankit Vasavada
      Blog Post Author

      Dear Raghu

      Fully agree with you. I Used this in Productive environment.

      But we had a scenario that we have reimplement OM and PA. with the same personnel numbers. with all fresh configuration. so we need to do that.

      and payroll was not in our landscape. now we can not doing that not recommending,

      Thanks for pointing out..


      Ankit Vasavada