Sampling Procedure


A sampling procedure contains rules that specify how:


Sampling procedures are usually stored at the characteristic level of a task list or material specification.

If you do not use a task list or material specification to inspect a material, you can store a sampling procedure for an inspection type in the QM inspection data of the material master.


The rules for determining the sample are stored in the sampling type. The sampling type and valuation mode for the inspection characteristic make up the sampling procedure.

Sampling type

The following sampling types are supplied in the standard system (among others):

Valuation mode

You can adapt the valuation mode for the inspection characteristics to the sampling type (for example, for counting or measuring inspections).

The following valuation modes are provided in the standard system (among others):

Additional information

In a sampling procedure, you can also:

The following examples describe the different ways you can use sampling procedures:


If you want the system to dynamically modify the sample size, you specify a dynamic modification rule in addition to a sampling procedure.

Depending on whether or not you use inspection points, you can only use certain sampling procedures in the task lists.

For example, if you want to use sampling procedures in sample management, you must specify the appropriate inspection point identification in the sampling procedure.

See also:

Sample Management: Contents