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The master data application is an integrated application covering most of the features for working with the master data of the commonly used PA OM objects (Employee,Position and Organization units).A very good introduction regarding the Master Data Application was given by Raja Shekhar Kuncham in his blog HR Renewal – Maintain Master Data Application.where he wrote about the features of this application. By sheer luck I got a chance to work on this application and in this blog I will demonstrate leveraging some of the customizing options provided by the application.(The documentation regarding the possible customizing options is available at SAP help portal  .)

Let’s first start by looking at the application and then based on the requirements customizing will be done to incorporate these requirements.

Employee Overview Page:

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Short Profile


Suppose the requirement is to remove the Telephone Number from the Short Profile.To do this a custom configuration is created by copying the standard configuration and then Telephone Number is removed from the configuration.

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The information regarding this FPM configuration now needs to be made available to the master data application so that it can load this fpm configuration when navigating to the overview page of employee.

This is made possible by using the customizing table T77PAOMDSPCFC(V_T77PAOMDSPCFC).Maintain the newly created configuration as follows:

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The Short Profile now no more contains the Telephone Number:

New Short Profile.png


Business Card


Let’s say that the requirement is adding Nickname in the Personal Data Business Card:

Initially the Personal Data card looks like:

Initially no nickname.png

A custom fpm configuration is created by copying the standard configuration and Nickname (element) is added:

Nickname added.png

This fpm configuration information is then added in the corresponding customizing table T77PAOMDCFC(V_T77PAOMDCFC):

Adding custom configuration 1.png

The result being :

Nickname added in ovr page.png

This customizing table is capable of handling other views and the corresponding edit page as well:

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Modifying the infotypes in the Overview Page


From the list of infotypes present in the Overview Page of Employee, the requirement is to remove Bank Detail.

The customizing table to get this done is T77PAOMDOVRCFC(V_T77PAOMDOVRCFC).In this config table you specify the infotypes you want to be there in the overview page and also their order:

Initially without any customizing being done, the overview page of employee contains the Bank Details:

Overview page with bank detail.png

After entering the required infotype information in the corresponding customizing table:

(The Bank Detail – IT0009 is not there)

Config addition.png

The Bank Details is no more in the Overview Page of Employee:

Overview page without bank detail.png

There are other customizing options available like replacing Quick Views with your own customized Quick view.You can get a list of all possible customizing table by going with the following search:

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The corresponding SAP standard tables have the same name without the last letter(C) .These standard tables might help you acting as a reference while adding the entries in the customizing tables.

Apart from using the customizing tables , SAP also provides BAdi HRPAO_PAOM_MASTERDATA with the description: Variable Key to manage configurations used in Masterdata Application

I will try to blog about using this BAdi to manage the configurations dynamically.

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