Rules

QWAdmin Help Files

The Rules maintenance functions are accessed by selecting the RULES option from the main QWAdmin selection menu.  This option allows you to add, change  and delete Rules as well as set the order in which rules are checked.

 

Rule Id

The unique one, two or three character identifier of a Rule.  You are not allowed to have two Rules with the same ID.

 

The following new rule zones can now be used in defining a rule:

 

 

R-UCL

- Range Upper Control Limit (Red zone on Range chart)

 

R-UWL

- Range Upper Warning Limit (Yellow zone on Range chart)

 

R-AVG

- Range Average

 

R-LWL

- Range Lower Warning Limit (Yellow zone on Range chart)

 

R-PREV

- Value of previous range point

 

Min

The numeric value between 1 and 100 that indicates the minimum number of points for this rule that must meet the criteria to cause the Rule to be highlighted.  Example: 10 of the last 12 points must be greater than Target.  The Minimum value must always be less than or equal to the Maximum value.

 

Max

The numeric value between 1 and 100 that indicates the maximum number of points that will be used in determining if a Rule has been violated.  Example: 12 is the maximum number of points to be scanned at one time to determine if 10 of those points are greater than target.  The Maximum value must be greater than or equal to the Minimum value set for a Rule.

 

Cond

 

 

The condition is the test that must be met to violate a Rule.  The group of data that will be tested for the condition is defined by the Minimum and Maximum settings and the Zone selected.  A dropdown selection menu will be displayed with the available conditions.

Zone

 

The zone is the value that QW will compare the points to, using the Min/Max and the Condition parameters to determine if a Rule has been violated. A dropdown selection menu will be displayed with the available selections.

 

The following new rule zones can now be used in defining a rule:

 

 

R-UCL

- Range Upper Control Limit (Red zone on Range chart)

 

R-UWL

- Range Upper Warning Limit (Yellow zone on Range chart)

 

R-AVG

- Range Average

 

R-LWL

- Range Lower Warning Limit (Yellow zone on Range chart)

 

R-PREV

- Value of previous range point

 

Description

The description each rule that will be displayed in the upper left corner of each screen if the Rules On option is enabled. It is used to give a clear definition of the Rule violation that has occurred.  You can also indicate any special actions that should be taken for this type of Rule Violation.

 

The Order in which Rules are Checked

To set the order in which the rules will be checked highlight the Rule to be moved and click the Up or Down arrow keys.

 

Adding a Rule

Clicking the Add button creates a rule with:

 

Rule ID

Minimum

Maximum

Condition

Zone

Description

 New

1

2

= - Equal to

USL - Upper Spec. Limit (White)

NEW

 

Deleting a Rule

To delete a Rule highlight the Rule to be deleted and click the Delete button. A prompt will be displayed to confirm that the Rule is to be deleted.

 

Saving the Rules

To save any changes to the Rules click the Save button.