How to get the position assigned to the user in the organization model?

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When a user performs his daily tasks in the SAP CRM system, we may want to control what he may see, do, execute in the system based on ofcourse his PFCG authorization role(s) , but another factor might also be his assignment in the organizational model. Therefore on a regular basis I can assume that we would like to build in certain checks and based on the outcome of this check, for example show another screen configuration, disable editing of a certain field, or just hide some assignment blocks on an overview page...just making up some examples ...

When implementing SAP CRM at our customers, we normally setup an organizational model consisting out of:

  • organizational units (O object)
  • Positions (S object)
  • Users (US object)
  • Central Persons (CP object)
  • Business Partner (BP object)

In the demo system I am using I briefly looked at the organization model using the transaction code PPOSA_CRM (display organization model).

Remark: most people probably  use PPOMA_CRM which is basically the “maintenance”  transaction code for the organizational model.

If we take a look at the screenshot below, we see most of these elements come back:

Ehm –just as a side remark: when changing/viewing the org model, I always do this via the SAPGUI. Although you can also do this using the WEBUI, I really hate the screens and user friendliness of these views. I think SAP might still try to do a better job at org model maintenance using the CRM WEBUI.

Now let’s look at the User “Michael Moore” who is assigned to the position S 5005226 (Michael Moore) and indirect assigned to the organizational unit O 50000709 (Purchasing West).

If technically (and I am not a technical guy – just a functional SAP consultant) you would need to write ABAP coding to find back the position assigned to a User, you may want to make use of a great CLASS I only recently learnt about: CL_CRM_PPM_UM_TOOLKIT

If I look at the details of this class CL_CRM_PPM_UM_TOOLKIT using transaction code SE24 I see the following methods:

In this post I will just briefly show the method “GET_ASSIGNMENTS_OF_USER

Using the Test-button or F8-button in this class I see the following:

When executing the method “GET_ASSIGNMENTS_OF_USER” :

The UserID is the one which you could see in the earlier screenshot taken of the organizational model!

Viewing the details of the output:


  • you could also find back this information in table HRP1001. But that takes a bit of effort... :-)
  • Directly use function module RH_STRUC_GET






Davy has been working as an SAP Consultant since 2000 and started working in the SAP IS-U Module , but as of 2002 he has mainly worked as functional SAP CRM consultant and SAP Authorizations consultant.
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Comment author said

By sakshi on 23 January 2014 at 12:39

nice article simple and to the point.


Comment author said

By Harriet on 25 February 2014 at 21:05

Hi Davy, weet jij of het mogelijk is de default formatieplaats aan te geven wanneer een gebruiker aan meerdere formatieplaatsen is toegewezen? Bedankt. Groet, Harriët Hoogstede


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By Davy Pelssers on 25 February 2014 at 22:31

Hi Harriet
as far as I know by heart there is not really a standard sap option that allows you to do so, but share your business requirement instead, as there might be other ways to achieve your requirement potentially.

at one customer we had also assigned employees to multiple positions, and as such they even could be indirectly assigned to multiple business roles.

Then depending on the business role that was chosen during logon in the WEBUI we would perform certain settings or use other screenconfig and so on..


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By Shiva on 2 August 2014 at 19:39

"The Display position user under each Organization should not be visible in Assignment List".

My requirement is when i clicked on assignment list i am getting popup in that all the
business partners are displaying so in these what ever the user having display position
should not display and who ever having the editable that should display. Here how to
find out which user having display position or editable position in one organisation.
please do need full.


Comment author said

By Marie on 11 August 2014 at 06:05

OMG! This is so helpful! Thank you for sharing this!


Comment author said

By Shiva on 11 August 2014 at 09:09

Hi Davy,

Any Help on above requirement.



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By Deepak on 1 March 2016 at 10:50

How to find the position in Organization Model to which a user was assigned in past?


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