In this step, you define control keys for the attributes of
The control key is used to propose or predefine the control
indicators for the master inspection characteristics and inspection
After you have specified in the control key whether or not the
indicators will be predefined and whether the characteristic is
quantitative or qualitative, you must define various characteristic
attributes. Refer to the F1-documentation for information about the
control indicators contained in the key.
The control keys in the standard system comprise a basic set
with which most of the characteristic types in the QM module can be
Define your own basic set of control keys.
Define the nomenclature for the descriptive short text, so you
can quickly find the appropriate control keys.
Set the control indicators in such a way as to avoid
unnecessary problems when you record results.
Keep the number of control keys to a minimum.
1. Determine which control indicators
or characteristic attributes exist and which are important to
2. Determine which basic types of
characteristics are commonly used in your company and how they can
be displayed using these control indicators.
3. Define mnemonic short texts for
these basic types.
4. Maintain the table for the control
key default values.
5. Test the effect of the control
keys when you record results.
Some control indicators will be ready for input only after
other control indicators have been set. If necessary, use the
"Inspect" function and complete the fields on the screen.