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Getting started for version 1.9.x of QuickEdit

Welcome to the QuickEdit STDF file data viewer/editor.
System Requirements
QuickEdit requires the Java 1.6 or later run time be installed on your computer.
Running QuickEdit
  • To run QuickEdit on Microsoft Windows 7, Vista or XP, choose QuickEdit from the All Programs list on the start menu.
  • To run QuickEdit on Mac OS X, choose QuickEdit from the Applications list.
Opening STDF files
You can open open STDF files by either choosing a file you have opened before or finding a new one

To choose a previously opened file, select "Open Recent Files" from the QuickEdit toolbar or the File menu. This will open a dialog box listing previously opened files with some basic information about them. To open one, click the box in the "Open File" column and then press the "Open Selected Files" button at the bottom of the window.

To open a different file, select Open on the File menu or the QuickEdit toolbar. Use the choose file dialog to select the STDF file of interest. Press the open button and the file will open in QuickEdit as described below. Note that QuickEdit will open gzipped STDF files

Viewing STDF File Contents
Click the open button on the tool bar to select your stdf file(s). Your files will load and you will see a table with labeled tabs. If this is the first time you have used QuickEdit, you will see five tabs. If you have previously used it, the tabs shown will adjust based on how you have used the tool. These tabs represent different views into the contents of your file provided by QuickEdit. The initially shown views are These tabs contain the most common ways of looking at the contents of your files. Other views are available-you can see a list of these by selecting the View menu's Reports and STDF Record Types options. The checked table names are those currently open. Click on one of the unchecked table names to open its table and then click on the newly available tab for that table to view it.
Exporting Data to Other Formats
You can export data to csv file from any of the table formats using the File menu, Export data option. The same list of data formats is listed here as under the View menu. The csv format generated can be loaded into most spreadsheets, including Microsoft Excel, and most statistical tools for additional analysis. You can also export data as a JMP JSL script which contains the data and loads it into JMP.
Editing STDF Data
Any field of any record in an STDF file can be edited. Editing is available through all tables. To edit a record, right click the entry for a record and click "Edit Data Record". A new window will appear with an entry for each field in the STDF record. You can enter new values for any of the fields and click the Save button to save the edited record. Click Cancel to cancel the changes. If the changes are invalid--for example putting text in a numeric field--the changes will be not be saved. In the next revision a warning message will be added enabling you to more easily correct the invalid data. Note that the STDF file will not be saved with your changes until you choose Save or Export Data from the file menu.
Editing Example
To edit header data such as the mask revision, choose the All Records tab. Click on the row with MIR in the Record Type column, then right click and choose Edit (Record Type), for example Edit MIR. The fields in the window that pops up are sorted by order in the file. To change field values, click in the value column of the field of interest and type the new value.
Creating New STDF Records
You can add new records to the STDF file by clicking the Edit menu, the Create Record option, and then choosing what type of STDF record you wish to create. A window will then appear allowing you to enter values for the new record's fields. When you are done entering values, click Create and then choose from the next window where to put the new record in the STDF file. In some cases you may want to enter values, click Create, and then edit the record using the record described above, specifically if the availability of some fields depends on the value in other fields. For example, the size of the rtn_rslt array of results in the MPR record is determined by the value in rslt_cnt. When you create an MPR record, set rslt_cnt to the appropriate value. If you create and then edit the record entries will be available to set each individual result. This sizing does not yet occur until the record is created.
Saving Your File Changes
To save a copy of the file with your changes, click the save button on the toolbar or choose Save on the File menu and then enter the new name in the window that appears. You may notice that the new file is larger than the prior run. This is because some testers omit certain fields at the end of Parametric Test Result records that they feel are unnecessary or redundant while QuickEdit saves all fields. The useful contents of the file are identical except for your changes.
Other Notes and Feedback
We always welcome your feedback about either additional functionality that would be useful or problems you see in QuickEdit's operation. Feel free to contact us at . If you have questions about how to purchase QuickEdit licenses, email . The attached quickEditLicense.txt defines the terms of the license. You are licensed to install this trial version on three computers for 30 days, after which time the trial license will expire. Thanks for trying QuickEdit.