Workflow - Maintaining Substitutes Programmatically

By Arghadip Kar, IBM India

All the substitute details are stored/available at database table HRUS_D2. Whenever a substitute is maintained, an entry is made into this table. In order to maintain a substitute through a program, the function module RH_UPDATE_SUBST_LIST_SERVER can be used. To maintain a substitute through a transaction, please click here. 

Demo of the function module:

In our demo, let us maintain a substitute for the user AKAR with GKUMAR2. 

Go to transaction SE38 and enter the function module name. 


Click on execute. 

Click on table SUBST_TAB. 


As seen in the following screenshot, maintain the substitute for the user AKAR: 



Execute the Function Module 


As mentioned earlier, all the substitutes are maintained in the database table HRUS_D2. Let us verify the substitute data we maintained using the above mentioned function module. 

Go to transaction SE16 and enter the table name HRUS_D2 


Enter the user name for which a substitute is maintained (in this case it is AKAR) 


As observed in the following screenshot, the substitute information for AKAR is maintained with the user GKUMAR2. 


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