Instead of entering the same values in selection criteria fields each time you execute a report, you can create a variant. Using variants reduces both data entry time and system processing time.
You must have the proper authorization to create a variant. For information on authorizations, see your system administrator.
A report can have any number of variants attached to it.
The ABAP Variants initial screen appears, as shown here:
The selection criteria screen for the report appears.
For information on entering or changing values, see
The Save variant screen appears. The name you entered for the variant is displayed in the Variant field.
Only for background processing
To print the list using background processing. You should always print large lists in the background.
To protect the entire variant. Only the person who created the variant can change or delete it.
Only display in catalog
To reduce the number of variants displayed when using possible entries help.
System variant (automatic transport)
To make the variant a system variant.
The variant is saved and its values appear on the selection criteria screen.
Additional InformationDisplaying Available Report VariantsUsing Report Variants