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Normally the selection criteria for period-end closing do not change very often. Criteria that do change regularly are the closing period and the fiscal year. The period and fiscal year must be changed for each program or flow definition specified as a task in the task list.

To avoid having to change these values for every single program or every flow definition, you can define selection variables in the program variants.


You can define selection variables for single programs that are included as tasks in the task plan, as well as for flow definitions.

You can specify global parameters for the task list, such as the company code or profit center.

In Schedule Manager, the same flow definitions (= workflows) can be run in parallel, such as for different plants. The definition of the global variables defined for the main workflow can also be used for the parallel branches.


You can display the currently defined selection variables. To do so, choose   Extras   Settings   Selection variables   . You can also define new selection variables. You can then choose these as selection variables in the variable attributes when creating variants for single programs.

For more information, see:

Defining Selection Variables

Specifying Selection Variables in the Program Variants

Specifying Selection Variables for Flow Definitions With Parallel Branches