While creating inspection plan t code QPO1
in characterstic overview screen there is a filed called Preset indicator
what is the purpose of screen
wether data is mandatorey in this field
if we didnt give any in put what will be the efect
if we give any in put what will be the effect
remember the control indicator tab in QS21? There you tick in some boxes like SPC char, sampling proc, defect rec, etc.
Now, preser indicators have defined criteria. For example, preset indicator 1001: it has default ticks on summ rec, sampling proc, req char, fixed scope, test equip assignmnet etc. So when you select this indicator for your MIC, automatically these control indicators are ticked. It saves your time and omits any chance of missing indicators. You can create own preset indicators as well.
It depends on your setting in SPRO whether this field is mandatory or not.