Viewing data in SQL Databases using QWSQLWizard

There is a easy method of accessing valuable data locked away in your SQL databases.    Using the QWSQLWizard Utility you can access that data and present it in the QW5 “look and feel” helping you to unlock the secrets hidden in the data using the QW5 Analytical charting tools. To accomplish this you will need an extraction tool […]


Using Windows Active Directory Authentication for Security

In the QWSecurity feature of QW5 there is an option to user the Windows Active Directory authentication for User Id’s and Passwords.  Here are the steps to accomplishing this: Create the Active Directory User Id’s and Passwords that  you wish to use in QW5. Add the same User Id’s to the Security database in QW5 […]


Managing Resource Files in QW 5

The Shared Configuration Manager Utility (QW5SharedConfig.exe) assists QW5 application administrators with the task of centrally locating, managing and sharing resource files for all QW 5 users. The Utility allows for the managing of the following Quality Window resources files:  Rules definition file – defining and prioritizing Control rules used by the Summary(Alarm) screen  Statistics definition […]


Licensing options for Quality Window 5

There are two main types of licensing for the QW 5 Product. Standalone Dedicated workstation licenses Concurrent Licenses Standalone Workstation licenses: This type of license is  dedicate to a specific workstation. It is best suited for workstations used by what we call “primary users”.  These are users that must have QW 5 available to them at […]


An important new build of Quality Window 5 (805) is now available for downloading.

Our latest build QW5 (805) is now live. We strongly recommend you download and install this release.  Remember maintenance releases are always free. Recent updates to operating system network protocols on servers may cause data integrity issues related to the reading and writing of QW5 Application files.  This release of Quality Window, build 805, addresses these […]


Creating a Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Certificate of analysis is an important component of your manufacturing process and your continuous improvement efforts.SQC/SPC software – Quality Window 5 (QW5) is an excellent tool for the collection and monitoring of manufacturing data based on specifications and is a key component to creating a Certificate of Analysis for your process.  QW5 is the auditing […]


Get Smarter about Certificates of Analysis in 3 minutes

The most efficient and successful way to accomplish your goal is to use a specialized tool (why us a screwdriver when you can use a power drill). Creating Certificates of Analysis, COA’s or CofA’s, are no different. Plus, using a specialized tool like our SQC/SPC software, Quality Window 5, you can easily create a certificate […]



Recipes for Improvement: Generating Certificates of Analysis (CofA)

First, a broad definition: A Certificate of Analysis is a document (electronic or paper) issued by Quality Assurance that confirms that a product meets its product specification. They commonly contain the actual results obtained from testing performed as part of quality control of an individual batch of a product. A Certificate of Analysis, or commonly called a […]


Fixing the 2019 Date Validation Error

If you ever get the Date Validation Error of ‘Date must be between [2019-11-30 00:00:00 and …]’ while trying to Add a new record in Quality Window, this error typically occurs because you somehow have a null record in your QW database. The null records are generally caused by power interruptions on either the workstation […]


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