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Specific Format for quality inspection charactaristics


We have a specific requirement. We need to maintain MIC value in a specific format  say "L 12 * 15". I couldn't find any option for using a custom format in QM MIC values (quantitative). Please let me know if we have such option.

I can think of two obvious options:

- Quantitative Characteristic: Since I don't find an option for maintaining data in this format, I can maintain the data as 1215 (will eliminate 'L'). Problem is we won't have tolerance here and as a result we cannot have an automatic valuation with the option 'Check target value'. I could not find any option for valuating target values.

- Qualitative Characteristic: Configure code groups and selected sets for each possible value. Now this can become extremely cumbersome as each material will have unique value for the parameter. This would result in a lot of data maintenance (each material will end up having one unique MIC and unique selected set which is not desired).

I was trying to have a work around through MIC classification (using class type 005) but couldn't figure anything positive.

Is there any better way of achieving it? I am inclined to quantitative characteristics as this requires less data maintenance but the only problem is automatic valuation won't work given system needs to check a single target value without tolerance.

Any thought would be highly appreciated.



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    Apr 28, 2015 at 05:40 AM

    Hi Snigdho, that's true! SAP won't allow you to put floating point numbers in to quantitative MIC.

    Could you please explain it more in details what exactly L 12 * 15 means and how it is measured manually? How you evaluate it, if it does not have tolerance limits? May be you can think of defining separate MICs for 12 and 15 if they represent length x width!

    Would be easy to find some work around if you can illustrate with some example specific to industry you are working.

    Thanks, Anand

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    • Former Member Nitin Jinagal

      You are right - I missed out the explanation.

      Here it is - L represents a specific attribute and  the next two number represents two dimensions. Similar to thread specifications.

        I appreciate your input, calculated characteristic would be the best solution.