Definition - What does Infotype mean?
An infotype is an information unit used to maintain master data related to SAP human resource management systems (HRMS). An infotypes contains a four-digit code with a related name and is capable of maintaining employee data. In SAP, infotypes are capable of handling human resource (HR) information, which is often time-sensitive.
Infotypes allow users to conveniently maintain and retrieve HR information, while providing the consistency check required for a HRMS by auto-checking entries with preset values and conditions.
Techopedia explains Infotype
The following are infotype characteristics:
- Comprehensive structure to cover all HR information attributes. The structure also may be enhanced to suit different customers, based on requirements.
- Time-dependent data storage
- Data entry classification
- Access authorization, which may be defined at the infotype level
Some infotypes may be further categorized to different groups known as subtypes, which are based on themes.