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Difference between information structures and data base tables


Can you please articulate the differences between information structures and data base tables in SAP?

How the Info structures are updated ? Are they updated periodically?

Gobinathan G



They are basics of the database tables....But they are not the database table..they are files stored in the system...

The information structures are files of special statistics data that constitute an important element of the information systems. They form data basis for the standard analyses. Even planning is based on the information structures.

The most important information is updated to the information structures from the huge volume of data in the operative application.

For eg:

Retail: purchase order, goods receipt, invoice receipt

Sales and distribution: order, quotation

Inventory Controlling: goods movement

Production:release/confirmation of a production order

Plant maintenance: creation of a notification, creation of a functional location

Quality management information system: making a usage decision

Transport information system: Routes, transport method, sending , transport legs , materials

While the database tables stores the complete inforamtion ......

hope it helps...



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