You use application variants to control/restrict the usage of variants of a material in application documents during certain time periods.
For example, if a vendor can only provide a limited range of size/colors, a purchasing variant can be created for this vendor excluding the size/colors which it cannot provide.
Application Variant, Maintenance
The picture shows the set-up for sales orders.
Relevant transactions are:
FSH_VAR_SD- "Maintain Sales Application Variants" and
FSH_VAR_MM - "Maintain Purchasing Application Variants"
Correspondingly for purchase orders: if the purchase order type is relevant for purchase application variant determination only the allowed variants can be ordered at the vendor
- Application variant condition maintenance:
- IMG → Logistics-General → Fashion Management → Cross-Applications → Application Variants.
- Activation of sales order type:
IMG → Sales and Distribution → Sales → Sales Documents → Sales Document Header → Maintain Sales Document Types for Fashion Management
- Activation of purchase order type:
IMG → Materials Management → Purchasing → Purchase Order → Maintain Purchasing Document Types for Fashion Management.
Application Variant in Sales Orders
The figure shows determination log for sales orders.
A determination log of the application variant determination is also available in purchase orders.