Define tolerance keys

In this step, you define the tolerance keys for quantitative characteristics with tolerance ranges.
(If this table is used to define measurement tolerances in the mechanical engineering sector, the terms 'target value' and 'limiting value' are synonymous for the terms 'nominal size' and 'limit deviation').
For each tolerance key, you can define:


You have defined the

units of measurement.

Standard settings

The standard system contains complete tolerance tables for holes and shafts according to DIN ISO 286-2.

The data from the DIN standards has been reproduced with the permission of the "Deutsche Institut für Normung e.V." This data corresponds to the current version of the ISO-DIN standards.
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You may copy the tolerance tables from client 000 into the current client and use them as a part of the R/3 System. SAP, however, assumes no liability for the validity of the data.


The standards may have changed since the date of the current release and errors may have occurred as a result of maintaining and importing the data. For this reason, make sure the data is valid before you use it in the production system!


1. Determine whether tolerance schemes for quantitative characteristics are used in your company and find out how you can depict them the QM module.
If your company is active in the mechanical engineering sector, you can use the tolerance tables in the standard system for holes and shafts.
2. Store the tolerance specifications in the table.

Further notes

Normally, you only need a small part of the tolerance tables in client 000. To copy this data into the current client, use the function provided in the table maintenance (Utilities -> Compare with client 000) along with the associated copy function.
The chapter Basic Settings and Environment / Tools / Organizational units contains instructions on how you can transport all of the basic settings in the standard client 000 to the current client.