Version 4.2 introduces major improvements to completions status. As you move through your checklist, progress at a checklist, list and section level is dynamically displayed. This progress shows the percent complete at each level in real-time. You have complete control over what items contribute to completion status. For example certain items like optional sections (e.g. Go Around, Soft Field Takeoff) and reference material can be marked to ignore completion.
The following image shows the completion status indicators for the Checklist, Lists and Sections. The List tabs show the completion status as a bar at the bottom. The List with the thicker bar is the currently selected List tab.
Visual progress of the checklist, list and sections is now displayed. The color of the completion status turns to yellow/orange when they are in progress.
The color of the completion status turns to green when they are complete. The following image shows the entire Preflight list complete, and the Takeoff Section in progress.
New in this release is that you can now hide the status of the Checklist, Lists and Sections. The following image shows hiding the status of the Emergency List, but still showing the status of the individual Sections. This will allow you to see the status if you are in an Emergency section, but it doesn’t make much sense to show the overall status off all Emergency sections, so we are hiding it at the List level.
For some reference material, it may make sense to not show any status at all, because you don’t actually move through the content item-by-item such as these speed sections. This content is more for reference only.
To configure all of this capability you do that in MiraCheck Cloud when editing your checklist. There are two properties that drive this functionality, Ignore Completion and Hide Status.
If you don’t do anything, completion status will automatically work for all Lists and Sections. There are times though when you want more control. If an Item, Section or List is optional then you use the Ignore Completion property to say that you don’t want it to take part in determining completion status. For example, you may have a Go Around section in a Inflight list. The Go Around section typically won’t be performed on every flight. By marking it Ignore Completion you are saying that even if that section isn’t completed, you still want the Inflight list to be complete if all other items are completed. Think of Ignore Completion as telling the system that those items do not contribute to the completion status calculation.
Other examples of sections you would typically mark with Ignore Completion are soft field and short field takeoffs and landings. Examples of Lists that you may want to mark with Ignore Completion are reference content that is only used for lookup.
The Hide Status property allows you to not display status at either a List to Section level. This allows you show the status for each section in a list like an Emergency list, but then hide the status of the list, because it may not make much sense to show the status of a bunch of sections where you really will never be completing all of them. One thing to note is a difference of behavior between the Ignore Completion property and Hide Status property is that as stated earlier Ignore Completion propagates to all of its children. Hide Status does not propagate to its children. This allows you to individually determine what you want to see status for because you still may want to see the status of each section even though you don’t want to see the status of a list as we did in the Emergency list.
To fully understand how all of this capability works, I would suggest creating a new checklist with a few different hierarchies of content and playing with the Ignore Completion and Hide Status properties to see how they function.