Application Codes

Create as many custom application codes (aka module codes) as you need in Calibration Control (our Calibration Management Software).  Codes are generally used in the combo-boxes (drop-down lists), all of which store in one Codes grid for a faster, simplified search and edit method. 

Codes Grid

View All Codes (Code Groups)

Access the Codes grid under the Data Grids tab of the top ribbon menu. 

By default, the Codes are grouped with the Group-by-Box Grid Layout for ease of access.  Expand any Codes group by double-clicking on the group name, or click the plus [+] icon in front of a group.  Edit any existing record by double-clicking on the record row within the grid. 

Codes Grid Group By Box
Next are our instructions to create a new code and navigate the dialog.

Create a New Code

Right-click in the Codes grid for the context menu to Add a New Code record.

Codes Grid New Record

Add Code Dialog

Edit Code Dialog: Code Tab

The Code tab of the Add Code dialog contains two pink highlighted fields by default; these *Required Fields will turn green once populated. 

  • *Code:  The Code field is required as it refers to the specific item name visible to users from a combo-box (drop down list).
  • Code Short:  The Code Short refers to a shorter description, usually an acronym, chosen for this code.
  • *Group:  The Codes Group is required to assign this specific item to a drop-down menu or corresponding combo-box category to which it belongs.
  • Sequence:  Alter the sequence number if you wish to rearrange the order of codes that appear in a combo-box drop-down list.
  • Is Active:  Select this checkbox to keep this code available for selection in corresponding combo-boxes.
  • Unique Codes: Is Hidden & Loc. Types

    There are two unique code features that apply only to some data records to hide them from a list or add a sublist.

    • Is Hidden (checkbox):  This checkbox controls some data records, such as Equipment or Measurement Units, from appearing among the rest.   Records marked "Is Hidden" will remove those codes from a combo-box. This is especially useful for Equipment Status Codes as marking the Is Hidden checkbox archives those Equipment records using that status code.  Refer to Hiding Equipment By Status.
    Code Is Hidden
    • Location Types:  Location codes have an extra field called Location Type, (formerly called Sub Location).  This extra Type field provides an additional custom combo-box code to a Location Code.  To apply, create a new Code in the Locations Type Group.  Now this Type will be available in the Add Location code dialog. 
    Location Type

    Custom Tab

    Within the Code dialog are two more tabs:   Code (described above), Custom, and Meta.  Custom fields are available for adding Characters, Dates, Numbers, and Check boxes.  Review the Change Field Names help topic to learn how to edit these fields.

    Edit Code Dialog: Custom Tab

    Meta Tab

    This is a READ-ONLY information tab used as a reference to view which user created the record and which user was the last to edit it, including the dates and times these occurred.

    Codes Table Meta Tab

    All Codes

    There are 47 default code groups in the current version.  Here are a few:

    Last Updated:  18 June 2024