Catalog Profile


A combination of code groups from different catalogs that are grouped together as allowed values for notification processing.

The catalog profile is created and assigned to a notification type in Customizing for Cross-Application Components under Start of the navigation path Notification Next navigation step Notification Creation Next navigation step Notification Content Next navigation step Define Catalog Profile Next navigation step . End of the navigation path

Standard catalog profile

This is the catalog profile assigned to a notification type in Customizing for Notification Type . The system proposes this catalog profile for all notifications of the corresponding notification type.

Using other catalog profiles

You can also select another catalog profile, if your Customizing settings allow it. If you copy another catalog profile into a notification, it becomes the standard catalog profile for this notification only.

For more information, see Copying Another Catalog Profile .


The catalog profile has two primary functions for notification processing:

  • It determines which code groups will be accessible from the various catalogs to record items, tasks, and activities in a notification.

  • You can store a default class in the catalog profile with which an item can be classified in the SAP System’s Classification System (provided the Classification System was activated for the notification type in Customizing).

You can use the catalog profile, for example, to limit the selection of codes to specific types of defects or damage according to the notification type being processed.

With the help of classes in the Classification System , you can record additional problem attributes if the existing criteria in the notification are not sufficient. For example, if you maintain the class "problems in production" along with the class characteristic "cause," you can record the causes of production problems as characteristic values.

The catalog profile controls the unit of measurement and the degree of accuracy for quantitative valuations during notification processing. You can valuate the item data quantitatively and, if necessary, assign a unit of measurement to the value.