Specifying the Output

There are three groups of data on the characteristic detail screen:

· Data origin

· Output control

· Texts

The data you maintain here determines how the characteristic will be output on the certificate.

Data Origin

There are three required fields:

· Results origin

Results data can have the following origin:

– A characteristic in an inspection lot

– A general characteristic used to classify a batch

– A characteristic from the inspection or classification of a batch in the production chain

– Self-defined sources

· Characteristic short text

The short text for a characteristic can have the following origin:

– A master inspection characteristic

– A general characteristic

– A certificate profile itself (see the Short text field in the Texts group)

– Self-defined sources

· Origin of inspection specifications

The inspection specification data can have the following origin:

– A characteristic in an inspection lot

– Batch determination (Classification system)

– A characteristic from the inspection or classification of a batch in the production chain

– Self-defined sources

The optional field Material sort number applies to the list of materials in the production chain. The characteristic category determines which one of the two lists you can reference.

Output Control

There are several output control fields for both quantitative and qualitative characteristics:

· Output strategy for skipped characteristics

If no inspection results are available because the characteristic found in the inspection lot was not inspected (skipped), you can specify that:

– A text be printed

– The value from the batch be printed

– Other self-defined data be selected and printed

This field becomes a required field if the results data for the inspection characteristic is to be read from an inspection lot.

· Text element

The characteristic from the profile is assigned to a text element that is maintained in the SAPscript® layout set. You enter a four-character alphanumeric description in this field (use the possible entries help to obtain a list of the characteristic text elements that are supported in the assigned layout set). For example, if you enter 0005 , then text element CHAR_0005 is assigned to the characteristic from the layout set.

See also:

Text Elements for Characteristics in a Layout Set

· Required characteristic indicator

If you select this indicator, the characteristic must appear on the certificate. If the data for the characteristic is incomplete (for example, no results or no specifications), the results for the entire batch will not be output on the certificate. If only one batch will be certified in the certificate or if you are not processing batches, the entire certificate will not be output.

Some of the fields are provided for quantitative characteristics only:

· Output format

You determine how the quantitative results will be output; for example as:

– an actual value

– a reference to a tolerance

– a text (dependent on a comparison of the tolerances)

· Unit of measurement

· Output length

If you enter a length, quantitative data will only be output if the length is less than or equal to the value you entered in this field. If the output exceeds the specified length, asterisks are output on the certificate.

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.

· Decimal places

· Exponential notation (recommended for very small values)

The values for the unit of measurement and decimal places fields are copied from the corresponding master record (master inspection characteristic or general characteristic) as proposed values.

Text Origin

There are three optional fields for both quantitative and qualitative characteristics:

· Additional text if results are not OK

If the results for a characteristic are not within the specifications, you may want to indicate this on the certificate. For example, if the mean value for a quantitative characteristic is out of tolerance, you can print an appropriate warning on the certificate. You can print a text on the certificate if the results are:

– Above the upper limit

– Below the lower limit

– Outside of the specifications

For quantitative characteristics, the system compares the tolerances instead of using the QM characteristic valuation. For qualitative characteristics, the system uses the characteristic valuation.

A SAPscript® standard text contained in the layout set determines which text will be printed.

· Text for the inspection method

You may want to print information about the inspection method for the characteristic. You can print:

– A short text

– A long text

– No text

The output of a text for the inspection method is controlled by a SAPscript® standard text that is stored in the layout set.

· Text for the characteristic

If you specified in the data origin section that the short text for the characteristic originates from the certificate profile, then you enter the text here by selecting Further texts. The entered language-dependent text is displayed in the logon language on the detail screen for each characteristic.

See also:

What Does a Certificate Profile Contain?

Specifying the Characteristic