In this step, you define the status management function for the
Quality notifications use the general status management function
for SAP objects. A brief explanation of this concept is provided at
the end of this text. For a detailed description of the status
management function and related technical information, refer to the
chapter "Basic Settings and Environment" in the section
Using the general status management function, you can also
define your own status profiles to supplement the predefined system
statuses. You can use these status profiles to control the sequence
of certain transactions. Examples of such transactions are:
releasing a task
completing a quality notification
For each quality notification type, you can define different
status profiles for:
the notification header
1. Determine whether additional user
statuses are required for certain notification types.
2. Define the status profiles for the
quality notifications. For each notification type, you can define
appropriate status profiles for the following object types:
a) notification header
3. Choose the appropriate status
profiles for each quality notification type.
In the SAP system, a distinction is made between a system status
and a user status.
In a central table, the SAP system
contains a collection of statuses that apply to and can be used by
all applications. These statuses, referred to as system statuses,
are maintained by SAP and cannot be changed.
In another central table, the SAP
system contains all business transactions that apply to and can be
used by all applications. These business transactions are
maintained by SAP and cannot be changed.
Business transaction / System status
In another SAP-predefined central
table, a system status is assigned to each business transaction. A
determination is also made whether the corresponding system status
will be deleted or set when the transaction is carried out.
Objects / Business transactions
Another table defines which business
transactions can be used with which SAP objects. This assignment is
also predefined by SAP.
On the basis of the above
assignments, you can determine which system statuses are possible
for an object and which system statuses will be set with the
You can define your own status
profiles. You must assign at least one object to each status
profile. Each status profile contains one or more allowed statuses.
Within the scope of the business transactions predefined by SAP,
you can specify how the system will behave for each of these
statuses. In the status profile, you define:
your own statuses (user statuses) and document their functions
in a respective long text
the status order numbers for user statuses which determine the
possible sequence of user statuses
an initial status that is automatically activated when you
create the object
which user status is automatically activated when you execute a
which transactions are allowed or not allowed when a certain
status is active
Status order number
You can define a status order number
for each user status. With the help of the status order number, you
determine the sequence in which the user statuses can be activated.
If you do not assign a status order number to a user status, this
user status can always be set. However, only one user status with
status order number may be active at one time. If you assign a
status order number to a user status, you must also specify a
lowest and a highest status order number for this status. These
numbers limit the order number interval from which the next user
status can be chosen.
When you maintain the status profile, you can specify certain
conditions for each status within a status profile; for example,
whether or not:
quality notifications can be processed in this status
a deletion flag can be set
When you maintain a status, you can also specify whether a
deletion flag will be set automatically and whether the system
should respond with a warning message or an error message when a
deletion flag is set.