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 Usage Profile


In usage profiles you can specify frequently used combinations of ratings and validity areas. The system proposes ratings and validity areas automatically under the conditions described in the “Features” section when you edit the value assignments and header data ( identifiers , restrictions , and specification statuses ) of a specification.


You have defined the required usage profiles in Customizing for Basic Data and Tools under Specify Usage Profiles .


For the ratings and validity areas to be proposed automatically from a usage profile when you edit the header data and value assignments of a specification, you must specify the required usage profile in at least one of the following places:

  • You set it as a user-specific usage profile.

  • You enter it in Customizing for Basic Data and Tools under Specify Value Assignment Types . There you can specify it individually for each value assignment type. In this IMG activity you can also specify usage profiles for the specification status, the identifiers, and the restrictions to the header data.

For each entry in the IMG activity Specify Value Assignment Types you specify whether the usage profile from the IMG activity Specify Value Assignment Types or the user-specific usage profile has priority.

If you have assigned validity areas to the component types in Customizing for Basic Data and Tools under Specify Component Types for Compositions , when editing compositions the system displays only those component types whose validity area corresponds to the validity area in the user-specific usage profile. For more information, see the IMG activity.


To specify a user-specific usage profile, proceed as follows:

  1. In the specification workbench in the specification editing screens or in the hit list, choose Start of the navigation path Utilities Next navigation step Settings Next navigation step Usage Profile End of the navigation path .

  2. Enter the usage profile and confirm your entry.

    The system enters the usage profile in your user profile in the parameter ESU. You can therefore also specify a user-specific usage profile by entering a usage profile directly in this parameter.