No Authorization to change SAP Variant – How to Change?



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You want to change the variant selections but ended with below error,

No authorization to change variant xxxx
Message no. DB278

Diagnosis
You tried to change a protected variant. This can only be done by the variant’s creator.

System Response
A protected variant can only be changed by its creator.

Procedure
Contact the creator of the variant or create a corresponding variant yourself (for example by copying the protected variant).

Solution

Yes. The best and recommended way is to contact the variant creator and ask the creator to adjust. But, if, the creator is not with the company anymore? You can use report RSVARENT to remove the variant protection. Refer to RSVARENT: Cancel Variant Protection. As result, you can adjust the variant with your user id.

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