The initial view for the catalog profile pertains to the
Q-notifications in general. In this view, you specify:
which catalogs and code groups from the individual catalogs
should be used for the quality notifications.
If you enter a generic key for the code group, you can display a
selection of the code groups contained in the catalog.
Use the special characters '+' and '*' for this purpose. For
example, if you enter '+A*' in the field for the
code group, the selection will only contain the code groups whose
keys contain the letter 'A' in the second character position.
which class in class type 015 should be proposed for the
classification of the Q-notification items.
You can use the classes to define
additional problem criteria generally and flexibly, if the problem
criteria in the data structure (defect type, defect location,
defect cause) cannot be described adequately using the catalogs and
For example, if you maintain the class 'problems in production'
along with the class characteristic 'cause,' then you can record
the causes of production problems as characteristic values.
the type of system message that will be issued, if you do not
adhere to the assigned catalog profile.
Another view applies specifically to the defects recording
function. In this view, you specify the unit of measurement and
number of decimal places to be used when you record the
quantitative defect valuations.
In the defects recording function, you can
valuate the defects quantitatively and, if necessary,
assign a unit of measurement to the value. For example, you can use
the 'potential for damage' or the 'time and effort required to
correct a defect' as a criterion for weighting the defects.
You have defined the catalogs
for the quality notifications.
Configure the system to respond with an error message (category
E), if the assigned catalog profile is not used.
Since you can only use a single generic entry for each catalog,
you should consult all other catalog users on how to best define
the mnemonic keys. For example, you can specify that separate code
groups be created for each notification type and that the first two
characters correspond to the notification type.
1. Define the required code groups in
the catalogs for the quality notifications and maintain the code
groups. If necessary, you can maintain the codes at a later
2. Determine whether you want to
classify the notification items. If necessary, create the classes
in the classification system and assign them to the catalog
profile. The class characteristics should be defined and maintained
at the same time.
Class type 15 is provided for classifying notification items.
If required you can record
class characteristic values in a dialog box when you
process classified notification items.
3. If you want to use the defects
recording function, determine:
b) whether a unit of measurement
should be predefined in the catalog profile for this purpose. The
unit of measurement must have been defined previously. Refer to the
of measurement in the chapter Basic Settings and
type is assigned a specific catalog profile.
You can also store a catalog profile in the material master. This
catalog profile takes precedence over the catalog profile assigned
to the notification type.
When you maintain the basic data for the notification
make your selection from the set of catalogs assigned to the
At the same time in the catalog profile, specify which catalog will
be used for which notification element (for example, whether you
want to use Catalog 9 or another catalog for coding the defect
activate the classification of the problem items
If you specify a class in the catalog profile and activate the
classification of the problem items in the basic data for the
notification type, then in the detail screen for a problem item you
- use the class that is proposed in the catalog profile
- or enter any other class from class type 015