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How to Define Defect Classes in SAP QM

Updated Dec 31, 2022

In this SAP QM (Quality and Management) tutorial, the users will learn the step-by-step procedures to define defect classes in SAP with proper screenshots.

What are Defect Classes in SAP?

Defect Classes in SAP Quality Management are used by SAP users to define the defects qualitatively based on the defect consequences. The defect classes are then linked to defect types and used to analyze the defects.

How to Define Defect Classes in SAP?

Please follow the procedure mentioned below to define the inventory posting in SAP system:

Enter t-code SPRO in the SAP command field and press Enter to execute the transaction code.


On the next screen click the SAP Reference IMG button to proceed to the next steps.

SAP Reference IMG

Now navigate to the following SAP IMG path:

SPRO >  SAP Reference IMG > Quality Management  > Basic Data > Quality Planning > Catalog > Define Defect Classes

IMG path

Next on the Change View "QM: Defect Classes": Overview screen you will see all the previously defined defect classes in your SAP system.


Next, click the New Entries button to define a new defect classes.


Now on the next screen enter the following details for the new defect classes as shown in the image below:


Once all the details have been entered click the Save button to save the new defect classes.


Now select your Customization Request id and press Enter to go to the next screen.

Data was saved

Next, the message Data was saved will be displayed at the bottom of your screen.

Data was saved

You have successfully defined the new Defect Control on your SAP system as shown in the screenshot below.

New Defect Control