XmR Chart Dashboard in Excel

Use the control chart dashboards when you have mulptiple charts you would like to generate onto a single spreadsheet. The purpose of an XmR Chart dashboard is to evaluate stability of processes using variable data--time, cost, length, weight when your sample size is one.

Here is an example of the XmR Chart dashboard in QI Macros for Excel.

The XmR Chart dashboard has a few main components:

Data Entry Sheet

Just type data into the yellow/white input areas on the data sheet:

XmR Dashboard Data Sheet

Next select the XmR AverageR tab:

XmR AverageR Dashboard Tab


Creating the XmR Chart Dashboard

  1. Input measurement titles, specification limits and data into the data sheet as shown above.
  2. Click on the tab you would like to create a dashboard from - XmR AverageR, Rolling, Scrolling, or MedianR:
  3. XmR Dashboard Tabs

  4. Use the Next/Prev buttons to look through the various charts to make sure they are what you want:
  5. Previous Next Button

  6. When you have the right data and charts, click on the CREATE DASHBOARD button. This will create new worksheets for each chart as well as the dashboard showing just the X Charts:
  7. XmR Dashboard Chart Output

  8. Delete the unused worksheets, as they are no longer needed.
  9. You can rearrange the charts on the dashboard by clicking and dragging them around.
  10. You can copy other charts from the new worksheets (e.g., Histograms) and paste them onto the dashboard.
  11. You can then continue to add data to the data sheet and update charts by clicking the "Refresh Charts," "Refresh Charts w Stability," or "Refresh Charts w Rules" buttons on the data sheet. Refresh with Stability will run QI Macros stability analysis on all control charts. Refresh Charts with Rules will run QI Macros stability analysis on all control charts and show specific rules violated.
  12. If you save this workbook as an Excel "Shared" workbook, you could have multiple people updating various measurements. Just refresh the charts every so often. Anyone can then look at the dashboard.

I think you'll find this a very powerful feature of QI Macros. Creating dashboards of key measures quickly and easily. And keeping them up-to-date with a click of a button.

NOTE: While the XmR Dashboard will calculate and plot Control Limits for negative data, it is considered best-practice to set the y-axis minimum value of your chart(s) to 0 (zero), should you have negative data.

When using the XmR Rolling Dashboard, all data sets must be the same number of rows for the dashboard to plot correctly.

*Ability to utilize Stability Analysis and Show Process Change on the XmR Rolling Dashboard
introduced in the July 2022 version of QI Macros*


Different Ways to Customize your Dashboard


Create all of these charts using QI Macros add-in for Excel