HOW TO: Save all SPC data to your Server
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written: 08/15/2006
last modified: 03/26/2024


How and why should I save all my data to a server?


  1. Data Integrity - If the network connection is lost, data will continue being collected and saved locally. Then when the network returns the local data will be merged seamlessly back into the network file.
  2. Data Backup - Nightly backups are the primary reason that our customers want to store their data on servers.
  3. Merging Data - Running the same part program on multiple inspections machines and saving the data to the same location will cause all data for that part to be stored in a single .qcc file. This enables you to run statistics across all data for that part at once instead of separately based on the inspection machine.

To change where QC-CALC stores your data from the default location to a server, simply change the following setting. Click the Tools - Options menu and select Data Collection - Set Paths. At the top of this page, Location to Save New Data(QCC Files) will determine where the data is saved. Use the Fixed Database Folder setting area to choose the network location to use.

NOTE: All of your existing data is still on your local C: drive. You will need to move all of these files (all .qcc files and other files with matching names but different extensions) to your new network location if you want QC-CALC to continue adding data to them rather than starting new database files. There can be hidden files in along with your .qcc files, so either make hidden files visible while doing this or copy/move the entire folder to the new location.

Applies To

QC-CALC Real-Time v.3.40
QC-CALC SPC v.3.40


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