Quite often, program variants are protected to avoid any unauthorised users from changing them.
For example, if this variant is for a program which is part of a batch plan, you don’t want to this variant to be modified as
it will disturb your automatic processes.
So you protect your variants. But a protected variant can only been changed by the
user who has protected this variant. The issue could arise when the original user has left the company or the variant is required to be changed for an urgent issue?
Go to transaction SE38, execute program RSVARENT, “Cancel Variant Protection” enter the program and the variant you want to
unprotect and execute. The program variant is now available for any changes.