Get Empowered: Browse Projects | Tip #10

By March 28, 2017


Tip #10: Searching Across Multiple Projects

Subscribe to the Empower Tips BlogIn the last Empower Tip of the Week for Empower Chromatography Data Software (CDS), we explored how ID numbers are generated. In this blog, we are going to explore how to use Empower’s global project view to search across multiple projects.

Let’s get started.

Have you ever had to find a Method or a Result but were not sure which Project to look in? Most of us resort to opening and closing individual Projects until we find what we are looking for. An alternative would be to use Global Projects view to search across multiple projects.

Step 1

From the Pro Interface select Configure the System (Figure 1).

Empower Software: Configure the System | Figure 1

Figure 1

Step 2

When Configuration Manager opens, highlight two or more projects, right-click on one of the highlighted projects and select Open (Figure 2).

Empower Software: Open project | Figure 2

Figure 2

Step 3

This is Global Project View. If you look closely, the tabs are the same as in an individual project; however, we are now looking across two projects in this example (Figure 3). There is an additional column, Project Name, that tells us in which project the particular item can be found.

Empower Software: Global project view | Figure 3

Figure 3

Step 4

All of the things we have discussed in earlier Empower CDS Tips – sorting data, using View As and using View Filters – apply to all of the tables in Global Projects View (Figure 4). In this example, we see a View Filter called PQ Standards that, when applied, displays all samples that have names containing PQ and have the Sample Type Standard.

Empower Software: PQ Standards filter | Figure 4

Figure 4

Step 5

We can add more projects to the view by clicking the Projects Available tool. When you click the tool it displays a list of projects from which we can pick from.  If we want to include an additional project in the view, select it and click Activate (Figure 5).

Empower Software: Projects available | Figure 5

Figure 5

A couple of final notes:

  1. You must log into Empower with the Pro Interface to take advantage of this feature.
  2. You can switch to an individual Project while you are in Global Projects view by selecting the project from the tree on the left. You can then switch back to Global Projects view.

Next week in Tip #11: Comparing results from different projects

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