SQCpack release history

These changes and corrections were made after the 7.0.17335.3 release and are contained in the 7.0.17293.3 release (release date December 1, 2017)

  • Added the ability to copy characteristics within a data group, making it easier to crate data groups that have many similar characteristics

  • Improved the data entry user experience when calculated charteristics are used

These changes and corrections were made after the 7.0.17216.5 release and are contained in the 7.0.17293.3 release (release date October 20, 2017)

  • Charts can now use specifications that are defined in: the characteristics of the data group, the original data source, or the chart itself

  • The PQ User Community can now be accessed from within the program

  • Improvements to CMM integration including better messaging and ability to add notes

  • Added thumbnail images for multi-charts

  • Improved tooltip information for Date and Time identifiers

  • Improved style of Capability Summary chart

  • Added the ability to include Six-Way Analysis™ charts in StatBoards

  • Improved annotations to allow text to wrap

  • Improved the way Six-Way Analysis utilizes filters

  • Added “Prompt the user” to create a backup before a Data Group is deleted

  • Added the ability to display charts from a Chart Group in a slideshow

  • Improved memory usage

These changes and corrections were made after the 7.0.16111.3 release and are contained in the 7.0.17216.5 release (release date August 4, 2017)

  • Messaging and alerting added

  • Added feature for adding an image macro

  • Support for Cusum chart

  • Added the ability to edit a chart within a Multichart

  • Ability to export/import external single charts

  • User can now control x-axis labels of linear charts in Six-Way Analysis™ charts

  • Added Slideshow feature

  • Support for EWMA chart

  • Added share button in finder

  • Added optional automatic audit purging

  • Ability to label Histogram cells at the left, center or right

  • Added multi-level x-axis capabilities

  • Added ability to control spec line settings individually

  • Real-time chart updates immediately after default chart changes

  • Added support for Cloud license

  • Auditing includes the row number when a row is edited or deleted

  • Multiple improvements to Pareto charts

  • Ability to print specs in Print data

  • Added units of measure to measurement characteristics

  • Added a new Date/Time format option

  • Ability to create choice lists for any text identifier column

  • Added ability to auto populate choice lists from existing data

  • Added vertical layout option and 'show only selected columns' option on step 3 of wizard

  • Added ability to export, import, and print data from within data entry

These changes and corrections were made after the 7.0.16085.5 release and are contained in the 7.0.16111.3 release (release date April 20, 2016)

  • Made Chart Titles more explanatory when editing the Font attributes

  • Improved annotations and user experience for removing an annotation

  • Improved view of chart when CHARTrunner charts are imported

  • Improved the default column widths for new data groups and the cell focus when adding data to an existing data group

  • Added ability for two or more groups to be opened simultaneously when the both use the same data device

  • Added helpful message for update queries that likely need to replace '*' wildcard with '%'

  • Added /IMPORT65 command that allows many databases to be imported at one time

  • Improved how limits and lines are labelled when the UCL and/or LCL is above 100 or below 0 for p- and p-prime control charts.

  • Added the ability to format decimal places when data is displayed above the chart

  • Multi-charts dynamically update when the scale slider is used.

  • Data entry for np-chart data was corrected

  • Removing a chart template and reapplying the default chart template sets the chart back to SQCpack defaults.

  • Corrected issue when the lower part of "New" in the split button was selected when creating a new data group

  • Corrected custom cell width for histograms when no variation exists in the data

  • Fixed issue where negative limits were not being hidden when checkbox was selected to hide them

  • Pareto category font labels are dynamically changed rather than requiring a manual refresh

These changes and corrections were made after the 7.0.15337.6 release and are contained in the 7.0.16085.5 release (release date March 25, 2016)

  • Performance improvements were made to queries where a filter is applied.

  • Improved start/stop button behavior used in CMM integration.

  • Improved multi-selection deletion in several lists.

  • Enhanced Pareto so that single pane chart with appropriate column mappings can easily produce a totals chart.

  • Improved saving of y-axis and x-axis changes in chart editor.

  • Improved support for time-only identifiers in data entry and charting.

  • Improved memory management when doing data entry with real-time charts visible.

  • Improved Fixtures that use the prompt for identifiers feature.

  • Improve ability to delete ALL rows from a data group data entry table.

  • Added ability to suppress footnotes in reports.

  • Added the ability to remove an annotation with the delete key while viewing a chart.

  • Improved initial data entry column heading width and better text wrapping when needed.

  • Added the ability for double-click to zoom and un-zoom a chart in a multi-chart.

  • Improved filtering when more than one data groups us used in a report.

  • Improved handling of empty cells when creating Pareto charts.

  • Performance improvements in retrieving chart and data groups. This is most noticeable when there is a large numbers of items and/or when using a remote database deployment.

  • Improve handling of alerts when a calculated characteristic is used in an alert.

  • Allow displaying more than forty cells in a customized histogram.

These changes and corrections were made after the 7.0.15203.1 release and are contained in the 7.0.15337.6 release (release date December 3, 2015)

  • Six-Way Analysis™ -- A combination of six charts that provides an at-a-glance overview of your process.

  • Capability summary chart – Allows at-a-glance capability and performance indices to be evaluated.

  • Normal Probability Plot – Allows process normality to be easily evaluated.

  • Global filter for multi-charts – Saves time by allowing easy editing of the charts in the multi-chart with one filter instead of editing each chart individually.

  • Implemented ability to group data in reports -- so that analysis can easily be performed (and grouped) by batch number, lot number, shift, or any other identifier

  • Quick Find feature – Easily find and add data so that less time will be spent searching for data groups.

  • Quick report feature – Allows a statistical summary report to be created and displayed in seconds.

  • Ability to create Chart List Filter from Finder

  • Added the ability to create new categories from ‘Classify’ dialog

  • Added the ability to easily change to recently used databases

  • Added save report as PDF to right click and command line interfaces

  • Added new and changed default markers for multi-line charts

  • Added ability to have titles be part of chart template

  • Calculated characteristics can now accept notes, causes, and/or corrective actions

  • Added option to suppress chart titles for individuals charts displayed in a multi-chart

  • Added the ability to save a report as pdf without first previewing the report

  • Option for long date/time format for date identifiers

  • Export data works for calculated characteristics

  • Added support for filtering to both Print data and Export data as well as improved these dialogs.

  • Support for calculated characteristics in reports

  • Added the ability to assign Division and/or Category for many groups and/or charts at one time

Speed – Performance improvements:

  • Improved performance when grouping is used in reports and charts

  • Improved speed when importing data into an existing data group

  • Improved speed for reports to preview or print large reports

  • Speed up thumbnail view of charts in Finder – Especially beneficial with a large number of charts in a database

  • Improved memory usage by updating chart thumbnails in the background

Audit trail Improvements

  • Track changes made to a choice lists, changes made to specification values, and renaming groups

  • Enhanced audit trail:

    • More details when group is updated

    • More details when specifications are changed

    • Added change chart and change report audit records

UI / UX

  • UI Improvements in Edit Filter View

  • Added new options for how to label lines edit panels

  • Improved how categories are applied with 3-state checkbox when selecting categories

  • Horizontal scroll improvements importing from csv with many columns

  • During data entry, added column highlighting color to better define data and column associated with the data

  • Made columns resizable in report editor

  • Data entry animation on chart with switching characteristics

  • Many improvements to CMM integration including better support for multiple data files

  • Charts imported from SQCpack 6.5 will automatically have a category name applied to them

  • Improved the chart sub-list from the data groups menu

  • Improved data entry experience for date and time identifiers

  • Improved “delete group” interface while editing groups

  • User can specify the number of samples to use for the Real Time Chart

  • Bulk add/edit for categories from Finder

These changes and corrections were made after the 7.0.15099.2 release and are contained in the 7.0.15113.1 release (release date April 23, 2015)

  • Charts that use “@” command in their title where not printing the chart title if printed from the chart finder.

  • Charts that use “@FILTER” command in their title were not displaying the contents correctly.

  • SQCpack 6.5 data groups with documents and/or images are now mapped appropriately.

  • SQCpack 6.5 databases with passwords will be detected and guidance displayed before an import can continue.

  • Custom queries that use SQL Server were improved for editing.

  • Improved displayed date format to respect Windows date formats.

  • Multi-charts and Reports that once included a chart or characteristic that was removed by the user can now be edited appropriately.

  • User roles created using the default settings were not created properly.

  • Added Ctrl+Shift+Alt+D command to detach the current single-user database and fixed path error when creating single-user database.

  • Sample Report 1 was corrected to display properly.

  • Additional minor improvements were made such as: Added horizontal grid lines in data entry, better Pareto labelling for stacked bar charts, updated the help file, added additional scroll bars, updated the sample database, added an indication for number of items selected, added Median chart testing in the StatBoard, improved import dialog for .CSV files, and improved font size of titles when data is imported from a 6.5 database.

These changes and corrections were made after the 6.0.38 release and are contained in the 6.5.13 release (release date March 3, 2009)

  • An update was made when saving SQCpack charts as CRF files.

  • An issue with the out-of-control classifications has been corrected.

  • In rare cases real-time charting locked up.

  • An update was made to reference charts and reporting.

  • An update has been applied for opening the data editor on a 64bit Vista PC.

  • A reporting issue has been corrected.

  • An issue in the reporting feature dealing with columns derived from calculated formulas has been corrected.