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Publication date: 07/30/2020

Red Triangle Menu Options

Show Control Panel

Shows or hides the following elements:


the Select Columns box

the drop zone borders

Show Limit Summaries

Shows or hides the Limit Summaries report. This report shows the control limits (LCL and UCL), the center line (Avg), the Points and Limits plotted, and the Sample Size for the chart. Sample size is not shown for rare event charts.

Show Capability

(Available only for Shewhart Variables charts that have a column with a Spec Limits column property.) Shows or hides the Process Capability Analysis report. For more information, see The Process Capability Report.

Note: Show Capability is not available if the response variable has no variation.

Show Alarm Report

Shows or hides a table that gives information about out of control samples. The report reflects failures in the first chart for currently enabled tests and updates automatically as different tests are enabled and disabled. The table contains the following columns:

Total Samples Out of Control

Counts the number of samples which failed at least one of the selected tests.

Alarm Rate

The total number of samples out of control divided by the total number of samples. This is also known as the Proportion Out of Control.

Show Sigma Report

(Available only for Shewhart Variables charts.) Shows or hides the Process Sigma Report, which is a table of sigma values. The Process Sigma Report contains the overall sample size, subgroup sample size, sample mean, overall sigma, within sigma, and stability index. For three way control charts, the between-sigma and between-and-within sigma values are also shown. If a phase variable is specified, a set of values are given for each phase.

Note: The Process Sigma Report appears only if the Limit Summaries report is turned on.

Get Limits

Retrieves the control limits that are stored in an open or saved data table.

Show Excluded Region

Shows or hides the regions of the chart where samples have been excluded.

Caution: If Show Excluded Region is turned off, excluded samples are removed from both the chart and analysis. This results in changes to any selected tests.

Set Subgroup Size

Sets a subgroup size. Missing values are taken into account when computing limits and sigma.

Save Limits

Saves the control limits in one of the following ways:

in Column

Saves control limits as a column property in the existing data table for the response variable. If the limits are constant, LCL, Avg, and UCL values for each chart type in the report are saved. This option is not available with phase charts. In addition, the option has no effect if the sample sizes are not constant for each chart. A column for Sigma that can be used in the Process Screening platform is also saved.

in New Table

Saves the standard deviation and mean for each chart into a new data table. If the limits are constant, the LCL, Avg, UCL, and Sample Size for each chart are saved as well. If there are phases, a new set of values is saved for each phase. There is a row for each statistic and a column for each Y variable. A column for Sigma that can be used in the Process Screening platform is also saved.

in New Tall Table

(Not available for Rare Event, Attribute, or Phase charts.) Saves the standard deviation, mean, and Sigma for each chart into a new data table. If the limits are constant, the LCL, Avg, UCL, and Sample Size for each chart are saved as well. If there are phases, a new set of values is saved for each phase. There is a row for each Y variable and a column for each statistic. A column for Sigma that can be used in the Process Screening platform is also saved.

Save Summaries

Creates a new data table containing such information as the sample label, sample sizes, statistic being plotted, center line, control limits, and any tests, warnings and failures. The specific statistics included in the table depend on the type of chart.

Include Missing Categories

Enables the graph to collect rows with missing values in a categorical column, and displays the missing values on the graph as a separate category. If this option is disabled, all rows with a missing X value are removed from the calculations, in addition to being hidden from the graph.

This option is not available for continuous X variables or categorical Y variables because there is no compelling way to display the collected missing values on the relevant axes. By default, this option is enabled.

Note: If Include Missing Categories is enabled, capability analysis results Control Chart Builder do not match those in the Process Capability platform if a categorical X variable has missing values.

Use Event Chooser

(Applies only for attribute charts with numeric non-continuous Y variables.) Categorizes ordinal numeric data and offers individual numeric-level modeling selections.

Alarm Script

Enables you to write and run a script that indicates when the data fail special causes tests. See Tests. Results can be written to the log or spoken aloud, and there is an option to include an explanation of why the test failed. You can also send results to an email using the custom script option.

As an Alarm Script is invoked, the following variables are available, both in the issued script and in subsequent JSL scripts:

qc_col is the name of the column

qc_test is the test that failed

qc_sample is the sample number

See Run Alarm Scripts in the Scripting Guide for more information about writing custom Alarm Scripts.

Note: Alarm scripts are not available in reports that use the Local Data Filter.

Sort by Row Order

Sorts all subgroup and phase variables in the order that the levels appear in the data table. This applies to all combinations of nested subgroup and phase variables.

Control Chart Dialog

(Available only if the control chart is launched through a Control Chart launch window.) Opens the Control Chart launch window with the original settings that were used to create the control chart.

See Local Data Filter, Redo Menus, and Save Script Menus in Using JMP for more information about the following options:

Local Data Filter

Shows or hides the local data filter that enables you to filter the data used in a specific report.


Contains options that enable you to repeat or relaunch the analysis. In platforms that support the feature, the Automatic Recalc option immediately reflects the changes that you make to the data table in the corresponding report window.

Save Script

Contains options that enable you to save a script that reproduces the report to several destinations.

Note: Column Switcher is available only for a single Y variable having two or fewer associated charts. Based on the selected chart type, only columns that are appropriate for the Y role are included in the Column Switcher column list.

Note: In Control Chart Builder, the Automatic Recalc option is turned on by default and cannot be turned off.

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