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How to Protect a Quality Window Variable

Setting the Required field to Protected is very useful for data that is brought into Quality Window automatically from a PLC, via RS232 or by using the Input File feature. To protected a Quality Window variable set the Required field to Protected in QWAdmin. This will prevent users from changing the data enter for the variable.


Runtime Error on Summary Screen

For Quality Window 5.0 builds prior to 767, the Summary screen will display a “runtime error 9: subscript out of range” error message if the template has the X-Axis field set to zero (0). This error has been resolved in Quality Window 5.0 build 767. To correct the error: Edit the template and set the X-Axis field […]


Using Views to set Specific Limits

Views in Quality Window can be used to set Targets and Limits specific to your need. Go to Views Manager Select Current Unsaved View and click Edit On the Variables tab double click the Variable for which you wish to change the Limits and Target Set the Limits Click OK On the Filtering tab Select the Variable to filter on Enter the Value […]


Certificate of Analysis from Quality Window Data

Certificates of Analysis were one of the first report-type documents that we developed that gave QW5 the power to produce reports for outside users, as the reporting form QW5 was always geared towards internal use. The power of collecting and analyzing data One of the benefits of collecting and using the data with Quality Window […]


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 […]


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