SAP ABAP Data Element ABKND (Attedance/Absence Category for Payroll (Country-Specific))
SAP_HRRXX (Software Component) Sub component SAP_HRRXX of SAP_HR
   PT (Application Component) Personnel Time Management
     PTIM (Package) HR Time Management Application Development
Basic Data
Data Element ABKND
Short Description Attedance/Absence Category for Payroll (Country-Specific)  
Data Type
Category of Dictionary Type D   Domain
Type of Object Referenced     No Information
Domain / Name of Reference Type ABKND    
Data Type CHAR   Character String 
Length 1    
Decimal Places 0    
Output Length 1    
Value Table      
Further Characteristics
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No Input History    
Basic direction is set to LTR    
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Field Label
  Length  Field Label  
Short AACat 
Medium 15 Att./abs. cat. 
Long 29 Attendance/absence category 
Heading Cat 


Specifies the type of absence being processed.

The field is used in the following components:

  • Payroll Austria for special evaluations.
  • Public Sector Germany for calculating how long an employee should receive continued pay or a sick pay supplement.
  • Payroll Netherlands for calculating continued pay for illness.
  • Payroll Belgium to differentiate between half-day and whole-day periods of illness. If you select this field, the system selects the correct evaluation class and processes half days correctly.

Supplementary Documentation - ABKND 0001


  • Austria

    BLANK - Other
    1 - Illness
    2 - Industrial accident
    3 - Accident
    4 - Occupational illness
    5 - Unpaid leave at cost of employee
    6 - Unpaid leave at cost of employer
    7 - Unpaid leave at cost of employee/employer
    8 - Grace period (Public sector)
  • Germany: Public sector
    • BLANK - Not relevant
    • 2 - Industrial accident
    • Public sector: Industrial accident, accident en route to work, occupational illness
    • 3 - Accident
    • Public sector: Ill after sterilization or termination of pregnancy
    • 9 - Health spa stay
    • Public sector: Action for preventative medical care or rehabilitation
  • Netherlands
    • BLANK - Not relevant
    • 1 - Calculate continued sick pay
    • 2 - No continued sick pay, but relevant in calculation of absence period
  • Belgium
    • BLANK - Not relevant
    • X - Enables differentiation between half-day and full-day illness periods

Last changed by/on SAP  19950403 
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