Create a Variant (CO-PC-PCP)

  1. Enter the name of the variant and press ENTER .
  2. Enter a company code.
  3. You can also enter the following selection criteria:
  4. – Plant

    The plant must be in the company code you specify.

    – Material

    – Low-level code

    This refers to cost estimates with a quantity structure.

    – Costing variant

    – Costing version

    – Dates between which a cost estimate becomes valid

    – Dates between which a cost estimate ceases to be valid

    You can accept or overwrite the proposals for the Interval for validity from and Interval for validity to functions. The dates must all be in the past (that is, before the date on which the program is to be carried out). You cannot archive a material cost estimate that is still valid at the time the program is carried out.

  5. Specify which cost estimates you want to archive.
  6. You cannot archive standard cost estimates with a link to the material master record (marked or released standard cost estimates).

  7. Choose Continue.
  8. Enter a name for the variant so that you can identify it later.
  9. Specify whether the program is only to run in the background.
  10. If you are archiving a large number of material cost estimates, run the archive job in the background.

    Depending on the system environment and the amount of data, you can archive approximately 13,000 cost estimates per hour.

  11. Save your variant.