Variables are properties that are measured. For example, COLOR would be a variable if the wavelength of emitted light is measured, such as 650nm or 475nm. However, it could also be an attribute if the color is observed and as RED or BLUE.
Variable ID: Enter an ID for the Variable. Each ID can be used only once on a Data Sheet.
Variable ID Note: Use the note to provide detailed instructions or additional information. The note will print on the Datasheet and Datarecord reports, and will be available on the Data Record Entry window.
Description: Enter a description for the Variable. The description will appear as the “prompt” in the Data Record Entry window, so a Description like “Run CPU Benchmark” may be preferable to just “CPU Score”.
Decimals Places: Defines the precision of the measurement.
The fields below Decimal Places provide for recording user-defined reference values. The labels and values will appear in Inspection Entry. For example, as shown above, these fields might record the expected Min/Max values of the CPU Benchmark and the Unit of Measure (GHz). These fields are informational. The Data Record Entry window will allow entering ANY value above, below, or between the values entered here.