Copyright © 2018 EarthSoft, Inc • Modified: 23 Nov 2018
Question: How would we be able to associate blanks to all the samples within the same laboratory work order number?
Answer: DQM automatically associates blanks based on lab SDG, field SDG, TEST_BATCH_ID, and COC. You can specify different qualifiers to assign to associated samples if there is blank contamination, if result > blank * multiplier, and if result < blank * multiplier. Refer to DQM Check for Blank Contamination.
Question: How can we compare field and lab results?
Example: Compare dissolved oxygen analyzed in the field and dissolved oxygen analyzed in the lab for the same sample?
Answer: There is a new check which does that now. Refer to DQM Check for RPD Lab vs Field.
Question: Can we compare sites over time in DQM?
Example: Compare a particular analyte to an average of the same analyte at that location over the last six months.
Answer: This is outside of the scope of a data usability survey, which is the purpose of DQM.
The Action Level Exceedance II - Percent Variance Report is designed to compare results to X number of historical results over a specified date range. Other reports may be run from EQuIS Professional that can provide historical comparison, such as Time Series charts.
Question: Is it possible to do a manual override in DQM, and if so, what is the process?
Answer: Yes, DQM currently allows you to add, edit or delete suggested qualifiers in the Qualification Report Form.
Question: Why are the DQM buttons greyed out (disabled)?
Answer: The DQM module can only be run by those with Administrative permissions, unless the EarthSoft.Reports.Library.63867.dll is published to the database. Also ensure that an appropriate license has been checked out.