Configuring New Pumps

When you first launch QCPump you will be met with a more or less blank slate.

QCPump with no pumps installed

QCPump with no pumps installed

Click the Add Pump button at the top right. Select the Pump Type you want to create, give the Pump a meaningful name and click OK.

QCPump with no pumps installed

QCPump with no pumps installed

After adding you click OK you will see a tab for your new Pump displayed:

A new pump added

A new pump added

On the left of the tab are the configuration options for the pump and on the right is a logging window which is used to display messages from your pump.

The configuration panel is separated into different configuration sections. All pumps have a common set of configuration options included under the Pump Configuration heading which control things like whether this pump is active and how often the pump should run.

Common Pump Configuration Options

Every Pump you configure has the following options available in the Pump Configuration section:


Displays the Pump Type of the current Pump (not editable)


Displays the name of the current Pump (not editable)

Interval (s)

How often the pump should run in seconds.

Log Level

A dropdown allowing you set the verbosity of logging for this Pump. Set to debug to get the maximum level of verbosity. Logging messages will be shown both in the status panel as well as written to log files. The location of the log files can be seen by accessing the About menu option in the File menu.


Select whether this pump will be activated when you click the Run Pumps button.

Pump Type specific options are covered in their own pages:

Configuration Validation

Any time you edit a configuration value your Pump will be re-validated. This may include actions such as ensuring a file system directory exists, or sending an HTTP request to check that a QATrack+ API endpoint is reachable.


Currently the Pump tab is disabled during validation to prevent multiple validations from running simultaneously.

After validation, a message will be shown indicating whether each configuration setting is valid or not.

You can force a revalidation (say if some external factor was reconfigured / updated) by pressing the Revalidate button.

Configuration Dependencies

Some Pump Types will have configuration sections which depend on other configuration sections being validated successfully before they can be completed. For example, selecting a Unit configured in QATrack+ will not be possible until QCPump has verified it can talk to your QATrack+ API.

When a dependency of a configuration section has not been met, the dependent section will be disabled and a message will be shown to inform you of which sections need to be completed before the dependent section can be verified.

QCPump config with unmet dependencies

QCPump config with unmet dependencies

Multiple Configuration Subsections

Some configuration sections allow you to use multiple repeated subsections. An example of this would be the configuration used by the DQA3 Pump Types to map DQA3 Machines to QATrack+ Units:

Multiple config subsections

Multiple config subsections

To add new configuration subsections click the + button, and to remove a subsection, highlight one of its configuration options and click the -.

Saving your Pumps

Before you can run your pumps, they all must be saved (pumps which haven’t been saved will be marked with asterisks surrounding their pump tabs name). Once you have configured and validated your Pump click the Save button at the top of its config section. The location of the configuration files for QCPump can be found by accessing the About menu option in the File menu.

Reseting a Configuration

If you want to reset your Pump config, click the Reset button at the top of its config. This will reset the pumps config to the most recently saved version of the pumps configuration.

Deleting a Pump

If you want to delete a Pump config, click the Delete button at the top of its config. This will permanently delete this pump and remove its configuration file from disk.