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Variant configuartion


I m working on Variant configuration scenario. In VC as we are linking configured material with configurable material through CS40. How we should link the routing of Configured product to Configurable product.

What is the exact difference and significance of Action, Procedure and Preconditions while defining object dependencies. WHen we should use Action, Procedure and Preconditioning.

When i am creating sales and and choosing variant. I want to maintain dependencies in Characteristics such that if i select any specific Characteristic value in first characteristics ten either the whole 3 characteristics should get invisible or few characteristics should be invisible i.e.those vallues can not be selected.

Eg. If i select the The vehicle as Maruti 800 then the steering type characteristics or its types should get vanish as i am not providing power steering for maruti 800 and it will by default come with manual steering.

Please help me.



Former Member
Former Member replied


Please try to avoid stuffing so many questions in one thread, as it may put off potential responders.

The five types of dependencies were


Selection conditions


Actions and


Actions is now declared obsolete and advised not to be used by SAP.

SAP also warns that if you use both actions and procedures you may face serious issues. So action is no longer an object dependency, only the other four are.

Please refer link below for definition of each type with an example

[SAP Library -VC|]

In the above link check under infotree "dependencies" for explanations and examples.



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