Deploying Quality Window in a Terminal Server environment

The following is a list of recommendations on how one might deploy Quality Window for use in a Microsoft Terminal Server environment. Some of it may also apply to other systems such as Citrix. Quality Window would be installed on the Terminal Server using the built-in Add Program functionality. When asked to insert a CD, just browse […]


Create Date or Time Variables

Although Quality Window allows for a Date and Time variable in V1 and V2, you can also add more Date and Time variables to your application as follows: For a Date variable, make sure the Type is Text, Length is 10 and for the property Units of Measure, enter:  DATE[yyyy-mm-dd] For a Time variable, make […]


Using Input and Output Files

This option provides you with the ability to get data in and out of individual variables in a QW application.  Input files, as the name implies, are used to bring data for a single variable into QW when the A-Add key is pressed.  An example of this would be providing a default value for a variable on […]


Running Quality Window on a 64-bit Operating System

Quality Window is a 32-bit application but runs just fine on Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8, 64-bit architecture, assuming you are installing from one of our most recent builds (ie QW 5.0 Build 765 or higher). Quality Window components that would normally be installed in the System32 folder, are now installed in the SysWow64 […]


A Directory of QW5 Modules

You may be wondering what all those extra programs are for that are in the QW50 directory.  Typically you would only use the QW.EXE and QWAdmin modules.  The additional modules were created to accomplish specific tasks.  They can be used to create custom interfaces for QW 5 applications or Export QW 5 data to another […]


Using Directory Files

Directory Files are used to organize Quality Window application templates from different drives and folders into one central point of access. Directory Files are created in QWAdmin. To add a new Directory File click Create New Directory File. To edit an existing Directory file select the folder containing the Directory File(s) in the navigation panel at the bottom left. […]


Capturing data from multiple RS232 devices

Our utility program QWRS232 has the ability to connect to an RS232 enabled device and collect the data into a Quality Window application. But what if you have more than one device that you would like to collect data from? The only practical way of doing this is through scripting. When a user presses the […]


Is there hidden treasure in your corporate databases?

Good data is the basis for making all your important business decisions.  What if you had the data but just could to get at it or see it?  Vast quantities of data is hidden away in large corporate databases that are difficult to access for most people who wish to use the data. The QWSQLWizard […]


Seeing Data – a Bird’s Eye View or a View from 20,000 feet!

There are many phrases that describe an ability to stand back and take in a broad collection of data giving a new perspective on that data. Phrases like God’s Eye View, the view from 20,000 feet, your Mind’s Eye are ways of describing this look at data that may be too noisy to understand up […]


Using QWBackup

QWBackup is a utility program that can be used to archive Quality Window application templates.   Backup Files From   The fully qualified path to the Quality Window application(s).Applications from multiple folders are allowed. The wildcard character ‘*’ is allowed. Backup Files To The fully qualified path and Quality Window application(s). KeepLast The number of generations to keep […]


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