About the Object Infotype (1000)

Definition

Infotype that determines the existence of an organizational object.

Use

As soon as you have created an object using this infotype, you can determine additional object characteristics and relationships to other objects using other infotypes.

To create new objects you must:

  • Define a validity period for the object
  • Provide an abbreviation to represent the object
  • Provide a brief description of the object

The validity period you apply to the object automatically limits the validity of any infotype records you append to the object. The validity periods for appended infotype records cannot exceed that of the Object infotype.

The abbreviation assigned to an object in the system renders it easily identifiable. It is helpful to use easily recognizable abbreviations.

You can change abbreviations and descriptions at a later time by editing object infotype records. However, you cannot change an object’s validity period in this manner. This must be done using the Delimit function.

You can also delete the objects you create. However, if you delete an object the system erases all record of the object from the database. You should only delete objects if they are not valid at all (for example, if you create an object accidentally).