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Author's profile photo Vivek Malik

Auto Usage Decision

Auto Usage Decision

If the goods in an inspection lot are confirmed to be free of defects in an inspection, the system can complete an inspection automatically, provided certain prerequisite conditions have been met.


The system can only make an automatic usage decision if the following conditions have been met:

  • No characteristic has been rejected in the inspection lot
  • All required characteristics have been confirmed and closed
  • No defect records exist for the inspection lot

Auto UD process is given Below.

Step 1.

SPRO > Quality Management > Maintain Setting at Plant Level.

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In Plant dependent QM setting maintain wait time in Automatic usage decision tab as per the business requirement.


Waiting time :- The number of hours / mins entered here must have expired after creation of the Lot,before the system makes an automatic usage decision for the corresponding inspection lot.

Step 3.

In material master in QM view activate Automatic UD  indicator for the inspection type.


Step 4.

QA01 > Create manual inspection lot for the material.


Inspection lot is created for the material of inspection type 09.


Step 6:-

QE01 > Perform resulting recording .


Result recording is completed for the characteristics.


Result recording is mandatory to perform Auto UD  if required char  indicator is activated for the characteristic.


Step 7

Execute  T-code QA10 to perform Auto UD for the Inspection lot. You can also scheduled job.


Auto UD has been made successfully for the inspection lot.


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      Author's profile photo Satish Bhagwat
      Satish Bhagwat

      I have follow the same step however UD code is not getting update into inspection lot, only status of lot is changed. Please suggest if we need to do something for this as well. 

      Author's profile photo KAVIYARASAN THANGAPPAN


      Kindly check and change the ‘posting proposal UD’ status for the concern 'selected set code', which is available under the node ‘Maintain catalogs for usage decisions’.

      T Code: QS51.


      Best Regards,

      Kavi T


      Author's profile photo Nitin Jinagal
      Nitin Jinagal

      Why didn’t you get inspection lot number with series 9 ? And I couldn’t find the steps 2 and step 5. Did you miss it ?


      Also it will be nice to have details & screenshotsabout scheduling a background job since that actually serves the purpose of automatic usage decision without doing anything after the results are recorded.

      Author's profile photo Vivek Goyal
      Vivek Goyal

      Hi Vivek,

      I have a query. What if Digital signature is active. Is Auto UD possible then ?