Field Status Variant and Field Status Group in SAP

Introduction

SAP has provided a tool to assign the same properties to multiple objects, often termed a field status variant tool. The field status variant defines the input fields such as cost centre, plant etc.

The field status group defines field type as a mandatory, option or suppressed. The field status variant groups the field status group and are assigned to the company code.

In this article, we will learn:

  • How to define Field Status Variant and Field Status Group
  • How to assign Field Status Variant to Company Code

Difference between Field Status Variant and Field Status Group

  • Field status groups are maintained in G/L accounts and define the fields when posting to G/L.
  • The field status group is assigned to a field status variant.

How to define Field Status Variant and Field Status Group?

Path:

SPRO → SAP Reference IMG → Financial Accounting (New) → Financial Accounting Global Settings (New) → Define Field Status Variant

Steps:

1. Go to the path.

2. Click on execute icon provided on the left side of Define Field Status Variants.

3. Click on the new icon. Paper

4. Provide the details- Field Status Variant key, description

5. Select the new field status variant and click on Field Status Group Folder.

6. Enter Field Status Group to be assigned and click on Field Status.

7. Select Field Group.

8. Maintain the field status for group fields.

9. Press back and click on save.

How to assign Field Status Variant to Company Code?

Path:

SPRO → SAP Reference IMG → Financial Accounting (New) → Financial Accounting Global Settings (New) → Assign Company Code to Field Status Variant

Steps:

1. Go to the path.

2. Maintain the Field status variant to the Company code list

3. Click on Save

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