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Is there a quality template using testing data anywhere that is viewable for ideas?The quality tests that are performed each day are already going into a access database.  Although it is not set up properly because each test that is performed goes into its own database.  My thought is to get the 3-5 different tests performed into one database.  
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Exactly what sort of Quality data are you collecting? Are you looking for something like a QA database? If so there are tons of them out there, but each is specific to an industry.

If you're referring to something else, you'll have to give more details.
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For the testing of steel. Data such as yield, tensile ect...
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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Well if your system is in fact this basic, then you should be able to do this your self.

Something, like this, perhaps, as a start:

tblParts:
PartID (PK)
PartName
PartMaterial
...etc

tblPartsTest
PartTestID (PK)
PartID (FK)
TestID (FK)
TestDate
TestResult
...

tblTests
TestID (PK)
TestName
...etc


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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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Off-The-Cuff, Basic sample and report:
Access-EEQ26883457MetalStrengthT.mdb
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your basically on the correct path.  I have a tables for wire data, weld shear data, and welded test data.  
Wire test results: date,machine,size,area,yield .35%,yield .50%, tensile, rod size,carbon.
Weld shear results: size,area,load value machine.
Welded tensile results: date,machine,size,area,yield .35%,yield .50%, tensile.

The data going in is massive.  Last two months for example we currently have 13,000 wire test results and even more for the weld shear results.

We start out with various sizes of rod that are assigned a heat number.  This heat number is unique to each size.(example: 1/4- 1008 -carbon -heat#12345C)This heat number has certain chemical properties used to make up the steel.  We hand type this data into a table.

An order will come out to draw 32 carriers@4000# each.  This amount of wire will make several different styles of rolls/sheets each assigned a description and weight.  This product will then go out side untill it is ready to be shipped to a customer   Once shipped to a customer we then are required to provide a certified report to the customer.  This certified report has the following information: Long Wire heat number, Cross Wire Heat number(even though multiple heat numbers may have been used, only one heat number has to be on certified and it can be random), 1 sample yield data for both, 1 sample tensile data for both, and a "OK" box that a bend test was performed and a "OK" box that a welded tenisle test was performed. Also included is the weight and description of what was made in that lot.
All this data is put into Access but yet we hand write all the data on forms and spread sheets.  Once the product ships we look in the folders for the correct size, find the description by weight and send it up front to have someone type up a certified report.  If we ship other rolls/sheets out of that lot later in the week the process is repeated, which makes no sense to me as the certified report is the same data, but maybe different customer.
I need to tie these tabels together and be able to pull up specific lots and generate a certified report.

I have some dummy data that I have created to try to do this.  Not sure If the relatonships are correct, and having an issue generating a report as well.

Here is what I have: Not sure if I have the correct concept, but i know that an average will be fine for the test results. I grouped the averages on the heat number also. Any help greatly appreciated                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     QCDataBase.accdb
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Jeffrey Coachman earned 500 total points
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1. Before you post a database here make sure you run the compact/repair utility first.
Your Db as downloaded is 15 mb, ...when compacted, it is 1.5 mb.

2. Your original question:
<Is there a quality template using testing data anywhere that is viewable for ideas?>
The answer here is No.
There is nothing this specific that exists as a template.

3. As far as structuring the data to have all the tests in one database, ...This is a "Architectural" design question.
And as such, may be a bit beyond the scope of a Q & A forum such as this.

LSMConsulting may be willing to help you further though...

JeffCoachman
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by:topgun0621
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yes, I apoligize for not compacting, I should have realized that.
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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You could have waited for a response from LSM,

I'm in no rush...
;-)

Jeff
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new to this, was not sure if it was time to accept, did not want you mad thats for sure .
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