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SAP HCM – A Complete Tutorial by Ganesh Karthik S

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Control record elucidated

The control record controls how a payroll is processed, and every payroll must have one control record created in the system. The control record is defined by navigating to SPRO | Personnel Management | Personnel Administration | Organizational Data | Organizational Assignment | Create control record or via the PA03 T-code.

The control record performs the following functionalities in the system:

  • Determines the status of the payroll, for example, if it is in released or exit state, and determines the current period for which the payroll is processed
  • Determines the earliest, retro accounting period

It's important to understand the different statuses and their meaning. We will learn them from the following table:

Control record ...

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