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How to change protected variants created by users that no longer exist

There are several older variants for which background jobs are scheduled for daily prcessing. These variants were created and protected by uses that no longer exist in SAP.

How to unprotect and change these variants to reflect new requirements.

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  • Apr 13, 2011 at 05:14 AM

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    > There are several older variants for which background jobs are scheduled for daily prcessing. These variants were created and protected by uses that no longer exist in SAP.

    > How to unprotect and change these variants to reflect new requirements.

    Hi,

    U can't unprotect or change from different user only possible to change from orignal logon(created logon) only.

    Arun

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  • Apr 13, 2011 at 05:30 AM

    Hi,

    Select the Job from SM37 and the click on Job at the header level, select the change

    Next, Press F6 or steps button and delete the steps with the varaint you want to remove.

    Please check and revert.

    Thanks

    Hrishi

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  • Apr 13, 2011 at 05:32 AM

    Hi dear,

    For changing the varient created earlier you have to go login in which that varient was created and then change that varient.

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    Apr 27, 2011 at 09:34 AM

    Hi Anam

    1. Execute tcode VARCH and enter the program and variant name and make the changes, if the system allows you to do so.

    2. Check with the basis/security team if they can extend the validity and reset the password for the old ids.

    3. If the above doesnt work, you will need to copy the variants manually

    Moving forward, when you create/change jobs, request the basis/security team to create common ids like OTCADM, P2PADM, etc. Ensure that all the variants and jobs are created/changed using this common id. Basis/Security team can controll by opening and closing the ADM account on request from project team and the usage can be recorded for tracking.

    To check the jobs that use a known variant, use tables TBTCP, TBTCO.

    Best Regards

    Sathees Gopalan

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  • Mar 11, 2016 at 08:55 AM

    Hi

    Execute the program "RSVARENT" in SE38 and key in the program name and respective variant to unlock/un protect the variant.

    Kind Regards,

    Naveen Kolluru

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