Notifications are supported by the SAP System's status management function. Whenever you create and process a notification, you execute certain business transactions for the notification. These business transactions are documented in the SAP System by a status. The current status of a notification tells you which processing stage the notification has reached and which steps have yet to be completed.
Of the available statuses in the system, only a few need to be set at any given time. Usually, a notification must have a certain status before you can process the it further. If such a status is missing, the system displays a message to inform you of this.
A notification can have the following types of statuses:
System statuses are set when you execute certain functions for a notification. For example, when you print a notification, the system sets the status "printed" (NOPT). The system status tells you that a business transaction was carried out for the notification.
The system statuses for notifications are predefined in the SAP System and cannot be changed.
User statuses allow you to further restrict the functions that are allowed by a system status.
Your system administrator defines user statuses in a status profile (see Customizing for Cross-Application Components under Notification Processing
See also:Assigning and Changing User Statuses