In ACTS, an Analysis is a form that captures results from samples and monitors activities.  To access the Analysis page from the main menu, users may select the Operations module then Analysis. 

The Analysis page is comprised of the following tabs and functions:

Information This tab contains general analysis information, such as: Analysis Name, Analysis Type, Vendor, Comments, etc.
Attributes The Attributes tab contains analysis attributes that are specific to a company. This tab may be changed by an ACTS administrator.
Values This tab lists the values that are associated with the analysis (e.g. heat content).
Compounds The Compound tab lists the composition of the analysis.
Facilities This tab lists the facilities that are associated with the analysis.
Equipment The Equipment tab lists the equipment that is associated with the analysis.
Files This tab stores the files that are associated with the analysis.

Entering Data

  1. Enter all required information on the Information tab.  Note: All fields that require data are indicated by an asterisk (*).  Select the Save icon in the main menu at the top of the page before proceeding to step 2.  For data to appear as dropdown items, it must first be saved in ACTS.
  2. Users can add information on the remaining tabs by scrolling to the bottom of the page and selecting the "Add a new row" icon (i.e., the icon shaped like a plus sign).  If data for multiple rows has been added, users may select multiple items by pressing and holding CTRL and selecting the items.  Users can delete a row by selecting the icon that looks like a trashcan, and they can insert a row by selecting the arrow icon.  For a visual list of the most common icons in ACTS, click here
  3. On the Facilities tab, a dialog box will appear after users click the "Add a new row" icon. Enter the name or the first few letters of the desired Facility and select Search.  If the user typed in the exact name, the dialog box will close and a new row will be added with the name of the desired Facility.  If the user typed in a few letters of the name, the search results with that combination of letters will appear to the right of the dialog box.  In this case, the users should double click the desired option.  The dialog box will close, and the chosen Facility will auto populate into the new row. 

Unique Features of the Analysis Page

Users can calculate compounds and attach files on the Analysis page.  Below is a list of icons and locations where users can access these features: