The ‘Number of Questions to Ask’ for multi-level popups has changed to 1.

With the release of Quality Window Build 5.0.0.684 an issue came to light that originated with a previous release of Quality Window. Symptom: When adding data in Quality Window a popup variable that used to ask more than one question is now asking only one question. Resolution: Using the latest version of QWAdmin (5.0.0.83 or higher) check […]


Where Can I Store My Quality Window Data?

You can store your Quality Window data on any shared drive/folder that your users have create, read, write and update permissions. Note: Having a mapped network drive makes it easier to access.


Sending a Quality Window Application to Another User

When you have a Quality Window application, or more specifically a loaded View of an application that you would like to share with another user, there are several ways you could accomplish this: If the user is on the same network as you and has access to the Quality Window application folder, then you could […]


Quick Start on Automatic Collection of Plant Data

Whether you are trying to collect data from a DDE IO server or from an OPC IO server, the task can be daunting in the initial stage trying to determine the proper format of the DDE/OPC addresses. You’ve already watched the eSchool lesson QWSchedule – Automating Quality Window data collection and you know that the first step […]


Why am I getting a Date/Time Validation error when entering data in Quality Window?

When entering data in Quality Window the Date and Time must be greater than the date and time of the previous record and less than the current system date and time of the computer being used to enter the data. Possible reasons are: A bad Date/Time was entered manually Edit the oldest bad date and work forward until all the bad dates/times have […]


Archiving Quality Window Data

Quality Window is archived using the Move option in QWUtilities. The Move function is used to move, or archive, data from one Quality Window application into another Quality Window application. In order to use the Move function a Quality Window View must be pre-defined.   Options Description Keep Selected Data and Move Unselected Data to Archive Template The […]


Runtime Errors in Quality Window 5 and QWXL3

Runtime errors in Quality Window 5 and QWXL3 do happen on occasion. The most frequently reported runtime error is “429 ActiveX component can’t create object”. This error can occur in a number of different scenarios with the most common being product installation problems or a shared file being unregistered or uninstalled by another software product. The 429 error […]


How do I update my QW with a maintenance release?

Maintenance releases of the Quality Window products are placed on the Busitech.com Website periodically. All maintenance releases are free of charge to registered users of the Quality Window Products. It is important that all users at a site are using the maintenance release of the product. Before updating your version you should verify with your […]


How do I turn on Transaction logging and view the change log?

Transaction logging for a Quality Window application is activated using QWAdmin. QW stores this data in ASCII comma delimited format that matches the order and format of the variables as defined in QWAdmin.  The current value of each variable is stored in this file whether it has changed or not.  At the end of each […]


How do I create a default value in Quality Window?

To create a default value when data is added in Quality Window, Input and Output files are defined using QWAdmin. In QWAdmin: Open the application template Highlight the variable for which you wish to create a default In the Input File field enter a meaningful filename for the variable. In the Output File field enter the same filename Click […]


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