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Regarding Varinat Configuration

Dear Friends

Any one plz send me the configuration deatails stepwise about variant configuration

y we r creating variant profile and dependencies,? wat r the uses with these.?

if we want to configure variant config, the material should be BOM material, it is mandatory?

or for normal material also we can create?

wat is the link between variant configuration and BOM?

plz help me

Former Member
Former Member replied

Hi here is the answers for your ?s

1) What is variant configuration?

Variant configuration is for manufacturing complex products. The manufacturer is always having to offer new variants of its products. Often, new variants are created by modifying existing product designs as you process the order. The important thing is to react quickly to customers' requirements.

2)What is characteristic?

To define the features of a configurable material, you use characteristics. To enable you to use characteristics to configure a material, you assign the material to a class of class type 300. Possible characteristics of a car, for example, are model, country, color, and engine. The customer can choose from among different options for each characteristic (values).

To create

SAP Menu Logistic->Centralfunction->Environment->classification->Chracteristics

Transaction Code CT04

3) What is value?

Value nothing but - characteristic values, EX: colour of car - RED, WHITE, BLACK, with AC or w/o AC, Power steering - Yes/NO

4) What is class?

In Variant configuration, Class is used to hold the characteristics that describe about configurable material. Class type to determine which object types can be classified.

· Class is used in variant configuration if the class has a class type that supports variant configuration. In Customizing for Classification, the Variant class type indicator must be set for the class type. In the standard system, this is class type 300.

To create

SAP Menu Logistic->Central function->Environment->classification->Class

Transaction Code CL01

5) What is configuration profile?

Each configurable object must have a configuration profile. The configuration profile for a material controls the configuration process in the sales order.

To create

SAP Menu Logistics ® Production ® Master Data ® Material Master ® Environment ® Configuration Profile ® Create

Transaction Code CU41

6) What is dependency and what are the types?

you use dependencies to control this. This prevents combinations of options that are not allowed. Dependencies also select exactly the right BOM components and operations to produce a variant.

It also describe the interdependencies between characteristics and characteristic values

· It control which components are selected from a bill of material (BOM) and which operations are selected from a task list

· It also changes the values of fields in BOM items and operations during configuration


The SAP System supports the following types of dependencies:

· Preconditions

· Selection conditions

· Procedures

· Actions (obsolete)

· Constraints

To create

SAP Menu Logistic->Central function->Variant Configuration->dependency->Single Dependency->Create Dependency

Transaction Code CU01

- What is a variant table

for more info look the following link, it has good info on VC

hope it helps



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