Profile Characteristic

In a certificate profile, you can enter the following types of characteristics:

The data you define for each characteristic in the profile can be required data or optional data.

See also:

Creating a Certificate Profile

Defining Characteristics in a Certificate Profile

Required Data for a Characteristic

You must provide the following information for each characteristic:

The results data that will be shown on the certificate can originate from either:

The short text for a characteristic can originate from:

The printed specification data (for example, tolerances) can originate from:

If you entered an origin for the results data for which inspection lots are selected, a skip may occur for a particular characteristic. In the field for the output strategy in the event of a skip, you specify how the system should react in such a situation. The following data can be output in such a case:

You must reference a text element in the layout set, to which the certificate profile is assigned. The text element describes the data to be output for a characteristic (generally, within a line).

Make sure you consider the following points with respect to the data origins:

In both cases, however, a link must exist between the master inspection characteristic and the general characteristic.


If you base the origin on the materials in the production chain, the characteristic category determines which one of the two lists is used in the selection.

See also:

Text Elements for Characteristics in a Layout Set

Optional Data for a Characteristic

The following fields are optional for each characteristic:

If you set this indicator, you specify that the characteristic is so important that only the data for the entire batch may be printed, provided all of the data for the characteristic can be found. If data is missing, the block for this batch is omitted from the certificate. (In the event of a batch split, there may still be other batches available whose data will be printed.)
If you are processing only one batch or no batches at all, the output of the entire certificate is suppressed.

You can indicate whether you want a short text, long text, or no text printed for the inspection method.

You can specify that an additional text will be output, if the value for the characteristic lies outside the range of the specifications.

For quantitative characteristics, the system uses a tolerance comparison instead of the QM characteristic valuation. For qualitative characteristics, the system uses the characteristic valuation.

There is also the following optional data for quantitative characteristics:

You can specify whether you want to output the actual value, a reference to the tolerance values, or (depending on the comparison of the value with the tolerances) a text. If you do not make an entry, the system prints the actual value.

If you define a reference to a tolerance value (for example, greater than lower limit), but the result lies outside of the specifications (for example, below the lower limit), the system prints the actual value.

The unit of measurement is proposed from the corresponding master record (master inspection characteristic or general characteristic). You may specify a different (convertible) unit of measurement in this field. In the R/3 System, conversions cannot be carried out between non-SI units. The unit conversion is based on the mean value, maximum and minimum values and limits (tolerance limits, plausibility limits, additional limits).

If this value is exceeded during the output sequence, the system prints asterisks on the certificate. This field relates to the output of all of the quantitative data - that is, the mean value, the minimum and maximum value, the limits and the statistical values (variance, 2nd and 3rd central moment, inner variance, standard deviation, distribution), but not the estimated shares of nonconforming units.

If you want to make sure that the desired data is printed out in all cases, even if certain output lengths are exceeded, do not make an entry in this field.

This field relates to the same quantitative data described under "maximum allowed length of the value." The estimated share of nonconforming units is printed out with six decimal places, regardless of the setting of this field.

This notation is selected automatically by the system for very large values. If you anticipate very small values, you may want to set this indicator to prevent the output of zeros. This field relates to the same quantitative data described under "maximum allowed length of the value."

User-Defined Functions for Characteristics

You can influence the following fields using your own SAPscript® standard texts:

You can define your own function modules for the following data origins:

See also:

User Exits