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Quality Window 5 versus QWXL 3 – which one is right for you?

A question we get asked often.  Here are a few points to help you make your decision. Quality Window 5 provides you with a more fixed environment for developing applications that you want to deploy to other users like for managing process settings on the shop floor or quality management in the lab.  QW 5 gives […]

Can I import data directly from a Quality Window 5 Application?

You can also import a Quality Window template file into Excel® via QWXL 3’s import utility. All you have to do is: Start with a blank worksheet in Excel Click the QWXL Addin icon Navigate to the Quality Window application from which you wish to import data Click Open The Quality Window data will be imported […]

Language Options for Quality Window 5

The base language for Quality Window is English but there are ways to tailor Quality Window Applications to better meet local language requirements.  The three main areas are: Base or support files Quality Window Application – Variable names Individual Variable Help files Let’s start with some of the base files in Quality Window that can […]

Using the Sampling Plan feature in QW 5

The Variable Reference number, to the right of the variable name on the Add Screen, is a customizable method of indicating when data can or should be entered for each individual variable on the Add Screen. This is a very useful feature to allow for an application to contain data with vary sampling requirements be […]

Lets Talk Popups

Popups are collections of related data that provide lists of predefined combinations for faster data entry. Popups also eliminate variations in spelling, making analysis that much easier. Popups can be single level or multi-level, depending on the application. Single Level Popups A single level Popup is used to display a list of possible answers.  The following Team Popup is an example of […]

Using Checkboxes in Quality Window

During process audits or lab analysis, there is often a need to measure attribute data such as defects into a Pass/Fail scenario. Although you could accomplish this with a Popup (Pass/Fail) or Text field (Y/N), it becomes difficult to analyze the data later on. Quality Window supports what’s called a Checkbox field. You would define […]

Sharing Quality Window Resource Files across multiple Users and Workstations

Notice:  In QW 5 Build number 800 and higher (Help About in QW 5 to find your build number)  a Shared Configuration Manager utility has been added  to allow easy management of resource files like Popups,Rules, Statistics, Units of Measure and Security databases and allow these files to be shared across all users of QW 5 in an […]

Commandline Installations

The process of installing Quality Window can be automated by creating a .BAT file. Note: Commandline Installations require Quality Window version or higher. Format: “drive:\folder\installer file“ /Silent /[NoPrompt]=TRUE /InstallDir=“install to drive\folder“/[LicenseNo]=licensenumber /[RegName1]=companynmame /[RegName2]=username Example: “C:\Downloads\QW50Setup.exe“ /Silent /[NoPrompt]=TRUE /InstallDir=“C:\Busitech\QW50“/[LicenseNo]=123-123245667890-123 /[RegName1]=Bedrock Quarries Ltd /[RegName2]=Fred Flintstone where:   Parameter Required Description “C:\Downloads\QW50Setup.exe“ Y The full path to the installer file /Silent N Use default selections […]

Adding a Timer to Your QW Downtime Application

A Quality Window Downtime application provides the capability of capturing accurate information about each downtime event.  Just as important as capturing actual “Root Causes”  for downtime events is having actual durations of the events.  Quality Window can be configured a number of ways to assist in the capturing times accurately like interfaces to Automation systems […]

Determining Storage Requirements for QW Applications

We are often asked by IT Departments for estimates on how much storage (disk) space QW Applications require so we created this outline for calculating an estimate. For the purpose of this estimate here are the givens: Note: Individual fields can be defined with differing lengths – for this example we made them the same. […]

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