Creating a Certificate Profile

Before you can create a certificate profile, an appropriate layout set must be available. You can also exchange the layout set when you change the profile.

The authorization for maintaining a certificate profile is linked to the certificate type and activity (for example, create, change, or display).

To create a certificate profile, proceed as follows:

  1. From the Quality Certificates screen, select Certificate profile ® Create.
  2. The system displays the initial screen.

  3. Enter a name for the certificate profile and a certificate type. The system assigns the version number. The certificate profile is identified by a combination of the name, type, and version number. If a profile already exists with the same name and certificate type, you can copy the data from an earlier version.
  4. Select Header data.
  5. The system displays the header screen.

    You can also use any certificate profile as a copy model. The system copies all data from selected certificate profile, except the administrative data and status. You can immediately process the new certificate profile by creating or deleting characteristics.

  6. Assign a layout set to the profile. The layout set describes the layout and, in part, the content of the certificate.
  7. See also :

    Creating a Layout Set

    Profile Header

  8. If necessary, restrict the way in which the system searches for inspection lots.
  9. If you ....

    Then the system considers only lots

    set the Accepted lots only indicator

    that were accepted with an OK usage decision

    set the Delivery in lot indicator

    that contain the delivery number

    enter a value in the Minimum Q-score field

    whose quality score is greater than the value entered

    enter an inspection lot origin

    with this inspection lot origin

    enter an inspection type

    with this inspection type


  10. If you want to print the characteristic values for materials in the production chain, choose Materials.
  11. See also:

    Specifying Materials in the Production Chain

  12. Choose Characteristics.
  13. The system displays the data entry screen for characteristics.

    See also:

    Profile Characteristic

  14. On this screen you specify the characteristics that will be displayed in the certificate. The number defines the sequence of the characteristics as they appear on the certificate. You can choose between the following two characteristic categories:
  15. – Master inspection characteristic

    – General characteristic (from the Classification system)

    In the subsequent dialog box, you must select the characteristic and then maintain the detail data.

    For complete information about defining characteristics, refer to Defining Characteristics in a Certificate Profile.

  16. After you have created the characteristics for the profile, save the profile.

At this point, you cannot use the certificate profile to create a certificate. However, you can carry out a simulation using real data. To be able to create a certificate, you must first release the certificate profile and then make at least one assignment (for example, to a material, material group, or combination of material and customer).

See also:

Releasing a Certificate Profile

Assigning a Certificate Profile

Using Additional Functions