Joé Desbiens Posts

May 27th, 2015
Joé Desbiens
Consultant
SAP Variant Configuration (VC) Projects are not just about Modeling!

Working in the IT domain in the past years, I have come to realize that the technical realization of a project is one thing, but the planning and facilitation of it is another. In the Variant Configuration (VC) world, this is also true. Very often, a good part of the wor...

Categories: SAP Solutions
March 14th, 2014
Joé Desbiens
Consultant
The PMEVC Tool in SAP: a VC Modeler's Best Friend

The Variant Configuration Modeling Environment (PMEVC) is a powerful display, review and editing transaction in SAP VC.  As a common entry point for all of these operations, it truly deserves to be in every VC modeler’s known set of tools.  In today’s tech-tip, I will go ...

Categories: SAP Solutions
February 7th, 2014
Joé Desbiens
Consultant
SAP Variant Configuration Tech Tip - About the Group BOM

In the last blog about Variant Configuration, we talked about the variant BOM (or BOM group), which is shared by many materials.  There is, however, another construct in SAP which has a similar name but a different purpose: the group BOM.  In the following article, you wi...

Categories: SAP Solutions
January 7th, 2014
Joé Desbiens
Consultant
SAP Variant Configuration Tech Tip - About the variant BOM (or BOM group)

The Bill of Materials (BOM) describes the specific components of a product and is a pivotal element in SAP.  While the BOM is used in many modules and is by itself a time-saver, it can become tedious to maintain one BOM per material variant when there is a huge number of ...

Categories: SAP Solutions
December 3rd, 2013
Joé Desbiens
Consultant
Moving Variant Table Records in SAP

In the world of variant configuration, it’s useful to know that variant table entries are not set in stone. The position of the different entries can still be changed afterwards. Read on to find out how! When adding new entries to variant tables using transaction CU60, y...

Categories: SAP Solutions
October 28th, 2013
Joé Desbiens
Consultant
Copying Configurable Materials Using Transaction CUCK

Has creating all those variant configuration materials become a real time-consuming activity in your organization? Read on to find out about a transaction code to copy configurable materials in a quick and straightforward way. When working with variant configuration, it ...

Categories: SAP Solutions
October 28th, 2013
Joé Desbiens
Consultant
Starting the ABAP Debugger Without Using the Command Field

What can you do when you cannot type /h in the command field to fire up the ABAP debugger?  In this post, you will learn how to create a short text file which can be dragged to any SAP window, starting the ABAP debugger automatically. It is a rather well-known that no ma...

Categories: SAP Solutions