Once you have your institution's sites, machines, users and test schedules setup you are ready to start entering data.
To perform QA click on the Total QA Schedules link in the main toolbar at the top of the software. The Perform QA page will open.
To start a new report or enter data into a report in progress, hover over the desired schedule name and click the Perform QA icon.
Only one report for a given schedule to be in progress at a time. The behavior when more than one user attempts to open the same in progress report is as follows:
- If the first user is actively working on a report (i.e. the report is open in their browser and has the focus) and another user attempts to start the same schedule they will be informed that the first user has the schedule open and in use.
- If the first user saves the schedule but does not finalize it then when another user starts the schedule they will open the report that the first user has been working on and can enter data into the same report.
- If the first user loses internet connection they will be logged out of the report after approximately 5 minutes. Another user can then enter the report but may have to refresh the page. The first user will receive an error message informing them that their internet connection has been severed.
- If the first user is inactive for approximately 10 minutes they may be logged out of the report and and another user can then access that report.
Upon opening the new or in progress report, the data entry page for the report will be displayed:
To see the tests click on the bar or click the test section on the sidebar and expand until you see the tests for which you wish to enter data. The sidebar will also display the current pass-fail status of each section if tolerances have been set.
When entering data you can save the current entries and return later to finish by clicking the Save QA button.
To complete the QA report click the Finalize QA button. No further edits will be allowed after finalizing a QA report. You cannot start a new report for a schedule if any non-finalized report exists.
If schedule Instructions have been set up for the current schedule then a button will appear in the upper right of the page to access web pages or documents set as instructions.
While performing tests if you want to skip all or part of a test deliberately you can click the NA check box for the test. This indicates that the test was deliberately incomplete and it will not be counted as incomplete on the final report.
When the report is finalized a dialog will appear allowing you to add comments and/or attachments to the overall report. If there are any incomplete tests for the report they will be noted in the dialog. Click on the link to expand the list. Click Finalize QA to proceed and Cancel to go back to the form.