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  1. questionHow do I import a Report Template, Data Set or Dashboard?
    Report Templates, Data Sets and Dashboards can be exported to copy them from one WinSPC system to another. This allows you to share these exportable objects with other WinSPC users, as well as download new report templates from DataNet Quality Systems for use in your WinSPC environment. This a ...

  2. questionHow do I move (or migrate) my WinSPC database to different server?
    WinSPC has a built-in utility to migrate a WinSPC database from one database server to another. The migration utility will copy the data to the new database, enter a notation into the old database indicating a migration has been done, and update the WinSPC.ini file in the remote directory so t ...

  3. questionWhat is inheritance?
    Inheritance is an administration object behavior (introduced in WinSPC 8.0) where the object not only affects other items at that object's level, but also affects other objects that are in the lower levels beneath that object. Two of the new administrative objects in WinSPC 8.0, Control Test Te ...

  4. questionHow can I quickly search or find an item in WinSPC?
    Introduced in WinSPC 8.3.3, you can use the WinSPC "Search" functionality to easily find a WinSPC object that you are looking for based on its name. The search functionality can be accessed from within the WinSPC Administrator window, the WinSPC Navigator window, or the WinSPC Data Collection w ...

  5. questionHow do I setup and use User Groups?
    User Groups can best be thought of as a container in which users may be placed within. A user in a User Group will inherit the group’s permissions where otherwise not explicitly defined. Changing a user’s permissions is as simple as dragging and dropping them into another User Group ...

  6. questionHow do I set my Navigator icons back to the default images?
    WinSPC's Navigator button icons are customizeable for the first 5 buttons. By default, these buttons are SPC Setup Inspection Blueprint Instructions If you change the default icons to other images, but wish to restore them to their default icons, WinSPC 9 and Above: In WinSPC 9 and above, y ...

  7. questionHow do I configure WinSPC to send external E-Mail?
    We would recomend SMTP configuration for best results when using WinSPC with external E-Mail for the following features: *E-Mail Triggers for Control Test rule violations in Data Collection mode *E-Mail Notifications for failures to collect data using Timed Data Collection *E-Mail PDF reports ...

  8. questionWhat is the difference between a Subgroup Level Control Test and a Sample Level Control Test?
    Introduction WinSPC supports two different types of Control Tests: Subgroup Level Tests and Sample Level Tests. These two types of tests have different configuration options and are activated at different points in the data collection process. In short, a Subgroup always consists of one or m ...

  9. questionHow do I activate my WinSPC licenses?
    To activate your WinSPC licenses, you will need to do the following: Run WinSPC on any computer and login as the admin user. Select "Tools" > "License Manager" from the drop down menu at the top of the screen. This will cause the "License Manager" dialog box to appear. You will need to kee ...

  10. questionI've forgotten the WinSPC 'admin' password, what do I do?
    The WinSPC 'admin' user is the pre-configured administrator account whose password is set when WinSPC is first installed. The password can be changed by logging into WinSPC as the 'admin' user, and then selecting "Tools" > "Change Password" from the drop down menu at the top of the screen. I ...

  11. questionWhat is the WinSPC Remote Directory, and where do I find it?
    What is the WinSPC Remote Directory? In most WinSPC installations, the WinSPC Remote Directory (sometimes called the Network Directory) is a shared folder on your network that is accessible to all your WinSPC clients. It is one of the three required components of any WinSPC installation, includi ...

  12. questionWhat is the station status tool and what does it do?
    The Station Status tool in WinSPC's Administrator window can be found under 'Tools' -->'Station Status'. It serves 2 purposes: 1) To list every station and corresponding station name that has ever logged into WinSPC. 2) Show the version of WinSPC each stations most recently used. WinSPC requi ...

  13. questionHow can I see the changes or events that have occurred for a specific WinSPC item?
    WinSPC can be configured to track and record changes to objects in WinSPC, such as when items are created, modified, or deleted. This information is stored in the WinSPC Event Log (also called the Audit Trail) and is accessible to an administrator. In order for WinSPC to record any item changes ...

  14. questionHow can I export entries from the Event Log (Audit Trail)?
    Once you have the events in your master Event Log (Audit Trail) filtered, as demonstrated in the following knowledgebase article, you may want to export that information. http://knowledgebase.winspc.com/questions/115/ You can select either some of the events in the Event Log (Audit Trail) with ...

  15. questionWhat is the Data Collection Log Out Inactivity Period, and how do I configure it?
    Introduction WinSPC has the ability to automatically log out data collection sessions. This feature is referred to as ‘Automatic Logout Due To Inactivity’. This feature serves 2 basic purposes. The first is relating to security, the other is with regards to simplified license manage ...

  16. questionHow do I move or copy items in WinSPC?
    Moving Tree Items Items within the Navigation Tree, including folders and any entities they may contain, may be moved from one location in the tree to another by following the procedure listed below: Log in to WinSPC as the Admin user or a user that has Administration permissions to Create-Edi ...

  17. questionWhy would I need to reset a collection plan (and how do I do this)?
    When a collection plan is actively collecting data on a WinSPC client, a flag is set in the WinSPC database reflecting this state. This flag is cleared when the collection plan is unloaded (or exited) on the client machine. If the collection plan fails to unload properly (for example, due to a ...

  18. questionHow can I customize the message box trigger?
    Starting in WinSPC 8.3.4, the following visual properties can now be configured for the message box that is displayed in data collection as the result of a message box trigger: Message box background color If the message box is displayed as maximized (full screen) Font properties of the text (i ...

  19. questionHow do I unlock a user after they have been locked out from logging into WinSPC?
    A user could be locked out of their account if the password has been entered incorrectly multiple times. The default login attempts are set at three, but can be increased or decreased from 1 – 10 attempts (See knowledgebase article on System Settings for more information). Log in to ...

  20. questionHow do I convert my old archive databases to the WinSPC 8.0 format?
    WinSPC 8.0 introduces a new format for archived databases. An archive database will first need to be converted to the new format before a WinSPC client can query or report on that archived data. To convert an existing archive database to the new WinSPC 8.0 format, refer to the following articl ...


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