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Changing Characteristics
Apr 12, 2018

Changing Characteristics

Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you have to go back and change things after you’ve gone several miles down the road.  Characteristics can be one of those things. I have a tendency to create characteristics as simply as possible.  I make them CHAR unless there’s a real reason not to.  I only make them as long as the longest value I currently have...

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: Tech Tips + Tricks

Jan 05, 2018

Characteristic Simplicity

Characteristics are one of the fundamental building blocks of Variant Configuration.  As building blocks they have to interact with all the other objects in the system; classes, materials, tables, and dependencies.  In creating them it’s always best to make them as simple as possible (but no simpler).  This gives them a flexibility that can be exploited throughout the model.

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: Tech Tips + Tricks, Variant Configuration

May 31, 2016

Scalability -- Preventing and Mitigating Problems in Complex SAP Models

“A man’s got to recognize his limitations” – Dirty Harry "All limits are self-imposed” – Icarus Scalability is the ability of a model to grow in size and complexity, using the same design, without sacrificing efficiency.   It is...

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: SAP, SAP Solutions, Tech Tips + Tricks, Variant Configuration

May 28, 2016

ALE Configuration in SAP LO-VC (Part 2)

In this part of the series we’ll focus on creating the distribution model and assigning message types related to Variant Configuration. By now, you should have your User, Logical Systems, and RFC connections configured from Part 1 of this blog series, via preliminary steps 1 through 3. As...

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: Configuration, SAP, Tech Tips + Tricks, Variant Configuration

May 04, 2016

ALE Configuration in SAP LO-VC (Part 1)

ALE (Application Link Enabling) is a means in which to transfer data between logical systems in SAP. This tool is used across many modules for sending master data and is especially common within the Variant Configuration world for transferring model dependencies, classification, user interfaces,...

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: SAP, Tech Tips + Tricks, Variant Configuration

The 3 Pronged Strategy for Designing a Model in VC
Dec 17, 2015

The 3 Pronged Strategy for Designing a Model in VC

In designing a model in Variant Configuration, there are 3 main questions and 100 smaller ones that you should ask yourself every time to help build the best model for the situation.  Check out our Infographic to see examples of these questions and tips on how to avoid future struggle and...

Categories: SAP Solutions, eBooks + Infographics + Video

Tags: SAP, Tech Tips + Tricks, Variant Configuration

Jun 11, 2015

Material Variants With Multi-Level KMATS setup, Planning and Execution

Material variants are widely used with variant configuration to stock individual configuration of a configurable product. As anything in SAP can be made as complex as possible, material variants can also be setup as a simple stock part with non-configurable materials as part of its BOM. They can...

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: SAP, Tech Tips + Tricks

Jan 29, 2015

Dynamics CRM Tech Tip – Localizing Composite Address Fields

Composite fields were added in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 to capture data as a group rather than through multiple disconnected fields. For example, in previous versions of Microsoft Dynamics CRM individual components of an address would need to be captured as separate fields. In Microsoft...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions

Tags: Dynamics 365 for Sales, JavaScript, Microsoft, Tech Tips + Tricks

Nov 20, 2014

Dynamics CRM Tech Tip – Conditionally Show and Hide Fields on an Entity Form – Part 3: Choosing Which Method to Use

In our previous tech tips we have described how to implement showing and hiding logic using business rules and custom JavaScript. It is important to understand when to use business rules versus custom JavaScript and vice versa. Choosing the correct method to implement your showing and hiding...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions

Tags: Dynamics 365 for Sales, Microsoft, Tech Tips + Tricks

Nov 13, 2014

Dynamics CRM Tech Tip – Conditionally Show and Hide Fields on an Entity Form – Part 2: Using Custom JavaScript

Part 2 of a 3 part series: Using Custom Javascript In last week’s tech tip, we described how to show and hide fields in CRM using business rules. We also outlined some of the key limitations of using business rules which can make it difficult or impossible to implement complex...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions, News + Events

Tags: Dynamics 365 for Sales, Microsoft, Tech Tips + Tricks

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