Toggle Variant Protection Settings to Allow or Prevent Unauthorized Changes

  • by Mitresh Kundalia, Director — SAP Practice, Quality Systems & Software
  • July 15, 2008
Learn how to manage variants so that they are protected from unauthorized changes.

Managing variants is not a new concept to SAP users. Report variants let you save field values for a report or a program so you don’t have to re-enter the values while executing the report. You can create multiple variants to save different values for the report and when you execute the report, you can choose a specific variant. In fact, by automating the execution schedule using SAP jobs, you can schedule the reports to execute using specific variants.

By default, anyone can modify the variants you create. However, sometimes you may not want the variants to be modified by others — you might want to protect the variants from being changed. When your support team manages the variants to control the job schedules, to meet compliance requirements it can’t have anybody changing the values of these variants.

Mitresh Kundalia

Mitresh Kundalia heads the SAP practice at Quality Systems & Software ( QS&S is a leading business and technology consulting firm that specializes in delivering superior IT solutions using SAP products. Mitresh is widely acknowledged as a leading SAP expert and has worked on various SAP assignments, including strategic planning, fresh implementations, upgrades, and post-go-live support projects. With an MBA degree in finance, Mitresh manages SAP projects with a special focus on customer-focused solutions, management reporting, profitability analysis, SAP General Ledger, and business intelligence. He is a regular contributor at SAP events and publications and technical advisor to leading journals.

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