DMS Standards

You will need to create a DMS Standard for each part number and process before any data can be entered. Before creating the standards, you should have already built a list of all your processes and associated defects. See DMS Processes for more information about this.


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You can change or add to the list of DMS Standards using the Select Part Number dialog that is accessible from either the:

Accessing the Select Part Number dialog

From the GainSeeker System Administration module:

Navigate to the Standards setting on the Configurations tab following this path:

Configurations | (configuration name) | Lists, Standards, and Tables | DMS | Standards

From the GainSeeker Charts module:

The Select part Number dialog opens. See Building a list of standards below.

From the DMS Data Entry module:

The Select Part Number dialog. See Building a list of standards below.

Building a list of standards

To create a new standard:

  1. Click New on the Select Part Number dialog. Or, to edit an existing standard, click a list item, then click Edit, and proceed to step 6. below.

The New Part Number dialog opens.

  1. In the Part Number text field, enter a name for a part number. (If you are creating standards with similar settings, you can use the Duplicate... button and change the standard name.)

  2. In the Process text field, use the drop-down arrow to select a process to associate with that part number.

  3. Select the Add to priority lists(s) checkbox to add the standard to the priority list for this user.

  4. Click OK.

The Standard Information dialog opens. Use this to record information about the standard for this part number and process. For information about the default settings used to create a new DMS standard, see Defaults for new DMS standards.

This window will look slightly different in Legacy modules such as DMS Data Entry and DMS Charts and Reports.

  1. Enter (or edit) values for the following text fields on the Standard Information dialog (shown above):

Viewing and changing the defects associated with a standard

To view the list of defects associated with a standard, click the Defects button on the Edit Standard dialog.

The Defects dialog opens, listing the defects and any defect costs associated with the selected standard. You can change the associated defects and costs using a different dialog. See Assigning specific defects for more information.

Printing records for standards

The Print range button on the Select Part Number dialog allows you to print records for standards you select. You can print to a text file that is opened in your text editor (typically Windows NotePad).

  1. Click Print range... on the Select Part Number dialog.

The Print Range of Standard Records dialog opens.

  1. Click a standard name to select it or click multiple standards. For help selecting multiple standards, see Finding and selecting standards.

Then click Print to Notepad.

Deleting standards and data records

The Delete range button on the Select Part Number dialog allows you to delete one or more standards and the data records associated with selected standards, or you can opt to delete only the existing records for standards you select.

Finding standards with no data

If you discontinue some part numbers or stop collecting data for them at some processes, and if you routinely archive and delete old data from your database, you may eventually have standards for which there is no data. You can remove these unnecessary standards from GainSeeker.

  1. On the Select Part Number window, click Find w/ No Data.

  2. Select the individual standards you want to delete, or click Select All to select them all.

  3. To delete the selected standards, click Delete.