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can any one explain indetail about varients and step-by-step procedure to work with them as per the requirements during various aspects.

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    Posted on Aug 22, 2007 at 11:42 AM

    Hi,

    Variants we can use when we want to fix some input but it can be editable manner. In se38 goto menu and select varient this will display initial varient screen.

    Then give variant name and create it then varient save screen is apear then give desc of varient and select mode as per your requirement which is at bottom of that window and save it.

    Rewards points if it is useful.

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    Posted on Aug 22, 2007 at 11:54 AM

    Hi,

    The Selection Screen Variant function allows a user to save the information/criteria that is input or selected on the initial screen for a specific report. The variant can then be used over and over again to get the saved criteria for that report versus having to key or enter the criteria again each time the report is executed (monthly, etc.). Ultimately, this advanced option saves a user keystrokes relating to the selection and execution of a report.

    Background: Once criteria is input or selected on a report’s initial screen, then that criteria can be saved as a selection screen variant on most reports. The variant can be used over and over again to save keystrokes.

    1. Follow the appropriate path to the initial selection screen for the desired report.

    2. Enter the desired selection criteria in the appropriate fields on the initial screen (and further selection criteria as needed).

    3. Click on the Save as variant button (Ctrl+S) or follow the menu path: Goto Variants Save as variant.

    4. Enter a unique and relevant name in the Variant name field.

    Note: Do NOT use symbols in the name of your variant. If certain symbols are used, an error message will result when the variant is saved. The message states that the “Save has been terminated” which means the variant is NOT saved. Also, if the name you entered has already been used by another R/3 user, then a message will prompt you to choose another name for your variant.

    5. Enter a description of the report in the Meaning or Description field.

    Note: Enter a relevant name and description based on the report being generated. These fields are used to retrieve your selection screen variant from a database of all variants saved by all users for this particular report.

    6. Click the Save button (Ctrl+S) to complete the process and receive a message confirming the variant was saved.

    Note: If prompted, click on the OK button (Enter) to exit the Information dialog.

    To use a variant-

    1. Follow the appropriate menu path to the selection screen for the desired report.

    2. Click on the Get variant button (Shift+F5) or follow the menu path: Goto Variants Get…

    3. Ensure your User ID is defaulted in the Created by field (unless you wish to see all variants per note below).

    Note: To view a list of all variants created for this report, delete your User ID from the Created by field.

    4. Click on the Execute button.

    Note: If you have only created one variant, then the next steps will not be applicable and the variant selection data will populate on the report screen at this time.

    5. If prompted by a list of variants per example above, double click on the desired variant name or description of the selection screen variant to be selected from the list.

    Note: The report selection fields should now contain the values saved in the variant (see below).

    6. Review the input fields for accuracy and change any fields, such as the period or posting dates as needed.

    Note: These changes are temporary and will not update the variant itself unless you overwrite or save over the variant. Refer to the steps outlined in the Change / Overwrite section as needed.

    7. When ready, click on the Execute button to run the report.

    Similarly you can change and delete a variant.

    Hope this helps.

    Juhi Kulshreshtha

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