General Configuration & QC Guidelines
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This page is an overall procedure for the QC process. Individual QC's are covered on their own pages.
Configure the System.
- Log into the BCD. If you are preparing for a final conversion, this should be a snapshot (see MakeASnapshotOfBCD).
- Go to the DataQc page.
- Follow the instructions in that document. Each time you need to modify the CUSTOM.CFG file, do the following steps:
- Inside the BCD, Navigate from the Main Menu | Adjuncts | Hdms Conversion Utilities, and choose "View DOMAIN.CFG"--you only need to do this once as this link will not "freeze" the BCD. This file will stay open in Notepad until you close it. Since you may need to cut and paste from this document, leave it open until you are finished with the configuration. If you accidentally close it, you can always go to it outside the BCD (it's in the arev\hdms\ini subdirectory).
DO NOT EDIT THE DOMAIN.CFG FILE!! This file is an integral part of the conversion process, and the copy you received should reflect the latest updates to the domains required to execute the conversion in the BCD. Any edits you make may invalidate the conversion, you may need to re-install software and re-run QC processes to rectify the consequences of making edits. So please don't even though it may be tempting to do so.
- Inside the BCD, Navigate from the Main Menu | Adjuncts | Hdms Conversion Utilities, and choose "Edit CUSTOM.CFG"
- When the file opens in NOTEPAD, the BCD will "freeze"--this is because it is waiting for you to finish your edits in order to load them into the BCD. If you open the CUSTOM.CFG file from outside the BCD, you must execute LOAD_CONFIG HDMS\INI\CUSTOM.CFG manually at TCL to load the configuration. If you experience difficulty saving the file the first time, navigate to it using Windows Explorer and change the file properties (it is probably a 'read-only' file).
- After making your edits, save, then close Notepad. When you go back to the BCD, answer "Y" or "N" depending on whether you want to load the configuration--if you need to re-run a QC, you should answer "Y" so your latest configuration will take effect.
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