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See Specification Management.


Process Flow

See also: Function Model for Specification Management.

  1. You can carry out the following activities in the initial specification management screens:


The SAP System enables you to define further search functions as user exits in Customizing for Product Safety.

If you edit or create specifications with engineering change management, you must enter a change number on the initial screen.

  1. The results of the search are displayed in a hit list. In the hit list, you then edit the specifications and create new ones. For example, you can use the where-used list to display the specifications that contain specifications in the hit list or use them as references. You can save the set of hits shown in the hit list and load it again as required.
  2. Regardless of whether you create a specification on the initial screen or from the hit list, you first enter the header data for the specification. This includes entering the specification type.
  3. You can copy an existing specification as a template. You can copy specification data from another specification to an existing specification.

  4. You use identifiers to create a unique description of a specification (see Identification).

You can assign a regulatory list to each identifier, which you edit in Regulatory List Management. Also, you can assign a usage for each identifier and thus control which rating and validity area the identifier is permitted for (see Editing Usages).

  1. You can enter reference specifications (references) depending on the specification type. A reference transfers its value assignments to the referencing specification. If required, you can overwrite these values. You can also pass on data from a source specification to target specifications using inheritance. The inheritance template controls which data is passed on.
  1. In the SAP EH&S Product Safety component, you can assign several materials to a specification, depending on the specification type (see Assignment of Specifications and Materials).
  2. Finally in the header data of the specification, you can specify the specification status and any restrictions for editing of the header data.
  1. The property tree offers a stuctured display of all the value assignment types that you can edit in the value assignment (see Value Assignment).

Within the property tree, you can copy data records for value assignment types from one specification to another.

  1. You store data and information on specifications as characteristic values in value assignment (see Editing Characteristic Values).

For all value assignment types you have the option of updating the assessment (see Editing Assessments), specifying a source (see Assigning Sources and Source Management), entering any number of user-defined texts and documents (see Editing User-Defined Texts), and using the usage to control which rating and validity area the value assignment is permitted for (see Editing Usages).

For specifications that comprise a number of components, you can also specify compositions and listings in the appropriate value assignment types (see Editing Compositions and Listings).




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