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Variant article creation with LSMW

Hello ,

I want to create LSMW for Generic and variant article with two characterstic color and size as variant.

Kindly let me know if any has done this.

With Warm Regards,


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  • Aug 01, 2012 at 01:29 PM

    Hi Santosh:

    You are on the correct path.   The typical data migration methodology for Article Master is to use LSMW and post an ARTMAS IDoc.   This is true whether single articles are being created or whether various flavors of structured articles are being created.

    Due to the integrated nature of Article Master, there are many sub-topics under the umbrella of Article Master conversion. An Article Master is created in layers, beginning with Basic Data and extending to other areas such as Purchase Info Records, Purchase Price, and Retail Price, and further complicated by the possibility to store data at various data retention levels in each view.

    In practice, this means that ARTMAS is typically followed by other IDocs as part of the Article Master data migration process:

    INFREC01 - Create Purchase Info Record

    COND_A02 - Purchase Price Condition Record

    COND_A02 - Retail Price Condition Record

    Lastly, when posting ARTMAS, do not neglect to make use of Reference Articles.  ARTMAS does not use the Merchandise Category Reference Article unless the Article Number of the reference article is explicitly populated in E1BPE1MATHEAD-REF_MATL.


    Paul Gendreau

    SAP Retail, Inc

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    • Former Member Former Member

      Hi Santosh,

      for AUSP level you need to define the input file like below:


      generic1  generic1 COLOR  yellow

      generic1  generic1 COLOR  blue

      generic1  generic1 size  big

      generic1  generic1 size  small

      generic1 variant1 COLOR  yellow

      generic1 variant1 size  big

      generic1 variant2 COLOR  yellow

      generic1 variant2 size  small

      generic1 and variant1 ,variant2 stand for article number.

      hope this can help you .

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    Aug 01, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    Hi Santosh,

    in my opinion, the easiest way would be, to set up an PRICECATALOGUE-IDoc.



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  • Aug 01, 2012 at 01:08 PM


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