Define partner determination procedure

In this step, you define the partners for processing the quality notifications.

In general, several partners are usually involved in processing a quality notification - internal and external partners. The types of partners and their functions can be different for each notification type. To define the functions, proceed as follows:

Standard settings

The internal partner functions (for example, author, coordinator, person responsible) exist for both the partner types 'system user' and 'HR master record.' The partner type 'system user' was selected for internal partner functions. If you are also using the HR module and you want to work with personnel numbers, you only have to exchange the following partner functions:


Use the quality notification types and their assigned partner determination procedures, as defined in the standard system, unless you want to use your own partner determination procedures.
If your business organization is currently using the SAP modules HR org. or SD, it may be advantageous to select the partner type "employee" for internal partners, in place of the partner type "system user", as defined in the standard system. Make sure all other applications are in agreement!
If you want to use your own partner determination procedures you can adapt the predefined SAP Q notification types and partner determination procedures to your own requirements.


1. Define the partner functions and the partner determination procedures.
2. Assign a partner determination procedure to each quality notification type and specify the appropriate partner functions for the quality notification header screens.
3. For each notification type, specify the partner function that will be responsible for the tasks.
Use the view in which you define the notification types for this purpose.

Further notes

Similar partner determination procedures are also used in other applications (for example, for quality certificates ). In the Implementation Guide for the Sales and Distribution module, you will find detailed technical information on how to define partner functions and partner determination procedures.