Performing a Test List¶
Selecting a test list¶
To perform a test list, first login to QATrack+ and then select the Choose Unit option from the Perform QC dropdown menu.
On the following page, clicking on the main button for a unit will take you to a page that lists all the test lists assigned to that unit.
You can pre-filter the list by its assigned frequency by using the dropdown menu attached to the select unit button.
On the next page, all the test lists with the chosen frequency will be displayed along with relevant information about the last time that test list was performed and when the test list is next due on this unit.
Click on the Perform QC button next to the list that you would like to complete.
In addition to the Choose Unit method for selecting a test list, QATrack+ has two “Tree Views” that present the QC available to perform in a tree structure grouped either by Unit & Frequency, or by Unit, Frequency, and Category. These views are found in the Perform QC menu:
An example of the Unit, Frequency, and Category view is shown here:
Performing a test list¶
An example test list is shown below. Details about all the features will given below but briefly, you can see all the tests completed and ready to be submitted. The shaded input boxes for the last two tests indicate that they are composite tests i.e. they are test values calculated based on the other 4 input values. Passing, tolerance and failing tests are displayed with a green, yellow or red status, respectively. Tests which have no reference or tolerance set for them are shown in blue.
Clicking on the test name will display instructions or information about performing the test.
You may add either test specific comments by clicking on the speech bubble beside the test or you can add a general comment for the whole test list by entering the comment in the text box below the Submit QC Results button.
Occasionally it may be required to skip a test when performing a test list. To accomplish this, check off the skip checkbox next to the test and add a comment (required unless the user has the Can skip without comment permission) explaining why you are skipping the test.
Some test lists may have tests from more than one category type. To selectively perform the tests from one or more categories, use the select box from the left hand drawer menu to choose the test categories you want to perform. Tests from categories that are not selected, will be hidden and marked as skipped with a comment explaining why.
When performing QC, you may attach arbitrary documents to the test list before submitting (e.g. a PDF report from some external software).
In order to do this, simply click the Browse button and select the files you want to attach.
These files will be saved and available for review later.
There are currently a limited number of keyboard shortcuts available when performing a test list:
- Use the up/down arrow keys to navigate between test input fields
- Hit Enter or Tab to cycle through the test input fields
More keyboard shortcuts will be made available in the future.
If for some reason you need to finish a test list at a later time, you can click the Mark this list as still in progress checkbox next to the Submit QC Results button. When this box is checked, the test list will not be considered complete and will not be marked for review.
When you are ready to complete the test list, you can find it by selecting the In Progress menu option
and then clicking Continue on your saved result.
When performing a test list, the left hand drawer menu will also show any In Progress QC sessions for the current test list.
As of version 3.1.0, QATrack+ now auto-saves your data in the background every time you enter a new test result. This helps prevent data loss in the case that a user mistakenly navigates away from a test list page without submiting the data, or due to a browser crash, power failure, etc.
You can see the last auto-save time in the top right hand portion of the form for entering QC data.
When performing a test list with autosaved data available, the left hand drawer menu will also show any autosaved sessions which you can click to load and continue.
Autosaved sessions will be automatically deleted either:
- When the QC session is submitted succesfully -or-
- After 30 days has passed since the auto-saved session was last modified. (To change the 30 day interval, you may change the AUTOSAVE_DAYS_TO_KEEP setting).