How do I create a new sample?

The third level of the ForneyVault hierarchy is the sample.

The sample is the core of the system. All wet concrete test data is recorded here, and specimens are cast from a sample. The sample date and time are critical for testing. Follow these steps to create a sample:

  1. After logging into ForneyTools, click the Project Home link.CreateSample0
  2. From the list of projects on the project index page, click on the project to which you want to add this new sample. Click here if you want to learn how to add a new project.CreateSample1
  3. From the list of locations within your selected project on the location index page, click on the location to which you want to add this new sample. Click here if you want to learn how to add a new location.CreateSample2
  4. On the sample index page, click Create New Sample.CreateSample3
  5. The first required field is Sample Number. This is typically what you would write on your cylinders with a marker to identify them in the curing room/tank. The Sample Number is also displayed at the machine when choosing and testing a specimen.CreateSample4
  6. The only other required field is Sample Date. Sample Date is used to determine the age of specimens so that they are displayed on the correct day at the machine. When you click the field a calendar will popup.CreateSample5
  7. When you choose a date on the calendar, the current time will default. In order to change the time, click on the clock icon at the bottom of the calendar. You can change your time zone in user settings.CreateSample6
  8. You can click the arrows to adjust the hours and minutes, and click AM/PM to toggle. You can click the calendar icon above the time to return to the calendar, or click anywhere else on the page to close the calendar popup.CreateSample7
  9. You can scroll down the page and enter values in any of the fields you desire. None of these fields are required, and they can be edited later.CreateSample8
  10. As you continue to scroll down the page, you will find optional fields for choosing the concrete suppliers and mix names that you created earlier. You must select a supplier before the mix names will appear.CreateSample9
  11. After selecting a concrete supplier, you can select a mix from that supplier.CreateSample10
  12. Another optional field is for admixtures added on site. You can select up to four admixtures that you created earlier by holding the Ctrl key and clicking to highlight the admixture names.CreateSample11
  13. When you have finished entering data into your desired fields, click the Create button.CreateSample12
  14. When you create a sample, you jump right into the next level of the hierarchy which is the Set or SampleSet.CreateSample13
  15. Instead of creating a set, scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Sample List link to return to the sample index page.CreateSample14
  16. On the sample index page, you will see your newly created sample.CreateSample20
  17. If you need to edit any of the fields in your sample, click the Edit link to the right of the sample. You can edit all fields until the first specimen from that sample is tested. Once a specimen is tested, Sample Date is locked and cannot be changed.CreateSample21
  18. If you need to delete a sample, click the Details link to the right of the sample. You cannot delete a sample that has sets – you need to delete the sets first.CreateSample22
  19. Scroll to the bottom of the sample details page and click the Delete link.CreateSample23
  20. Scroll to the bottom of the page once more, and click the Delete button to confirm.CreateSample24