### Calculated results - external system

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**Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:21 pm**Hello,

Apologies in advance if this is not the right spot to post this, but not certain where else is appropriate. We're currently evaluating some MES systems to help automate some production systems, and part of this is going to include using the standard qm-idi interfaces to send inspection lot details down to the external MES system. Everything is pretty straightforward for the most part, with the exception of calculated characteristics. I'm not certain how this works with a LIMS for example, but several of the MES providers seem to have trouble interpreting the characteristic formula as written in the plan characteristic. Is anyone aware of any good solution that might be used to translate a QM calculation (e.g., (C0030*100) - (531)) into an actionable formula for a third party system? The intent would be to have the calculations occur in the MES layer, without any RFCs back to SAP if at all possible

Regards,

John

Apologies in advance if this is not the right spot to post this, but not certain where else is appropriate. We're currently evaluating some MES systems to help automate some production systems, and part of this is going to include using the standard qm-idi interfaces to send inspection lot details down to the external MES system. Everything is pretty straightforward for the most part, with the exception of calculated characteristics. I'm not certain how this works with a LIMS for example, but several of the MES providers seem to have trouble interpreting the characteristic formula as written in the plan characteristic. Is anyone aware of any good solution that might be used to translate a QM calculation (e.g., (C0030*100) - (531)) into an actionable formula for a third party system? The intent would be to have the calculations occur in the MES layer, without any RFCs back to SAP if at all possible

Regards,

John