Use the extra info field as the feature label in GageStation (ver. 3.4 or higher)
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written: 10/21/2013
last modified: 04/08/2024


QC-CALC 3.4+


This article explains how to replace the feature label with the extra info (dim info) field in QC-CALC 3.4. When the data is collected, if this feature is turned on and the extra info field is available, the replacement will be made. Otherwise, the feature is skipped and the regular feature label is used. In certain cases, you may want to have the extra info field represent your feature instead of the feature label itself.

One such example is in QC-Gage where you have multiple similar features in different inspection groups and want them to be collected into the same feature in QC-CALC. Since Gage doesn't allow duplicate feature labels, you can set them differently, but set the extra info field the same. Then tell QC-CALC to use the extra info field as the feature label.


  1. In QC-CALC Real-Time, press SHIFT+F8 to enter QC-Config.
  2. Go to the QCCALCOverride.ini tab.
  3. Expand DataCollectionSettings and navigate to: UseExtraInfoAsFeatureLabel
  1. Double-click the value, set it to 1 and click OK.
  2. Restart QC-CALC Real-Time for the changes to take effect.


In QC-CALC Real-Time v.4.00, go to Tools > Edit Application Defaults...

  1. Navigate to: UseExtraInfoAsFeatureLabel
  2. Double-click the value, set it to 1, and click OK.
  3. Restart QC-CALC Real-Time for the changes to take effect.

You can also optionally use the UseExtraInfoAsFeatureLabelStartChar setting. This setting allows you to specify a set of starting characters for the replacement of the feature label. If the extra info field doesn't start with the characters specified, it won't replace the feature label. If this field is left blank, all feature labels will be replaced with the contents of the extra info field if it is available.

Customers often put an identifier into this field such as *** so that only extra info fields that start with *** are used to replace the feature labels. The start characters are not used in the final feature label.


Please keep in mind that prior to QC-CALC Real-Time v.4.00, feature labels are limited to 32 characters in length. Therefore, even though the extra info field allows a greater length, it will still be truncated to 32 characters if the total length exceeds 32 characters.