Get Empowered: Empower User Question | Tip #226, Viewing Signed Off Results

By May 19, 2021

Tip #226: Empower User Question: Viewing Signed Off Results with View Filter in Empower

Welcome back to Get Empowered! In the last Empower tip-of-the-week blog for Empower Chromatography Data System, we learned how to perform Glycan analysis using the GPC option for Empower. (Tip #225).

In this week’s tip, we will answer an Empower user question regarding determining which Results have been Signed Off.

Q: How can I see if a Result has been Signed Off?

Great question. This can be done with a View Filter.  (Refer to Tips #166-169 & 172 for details on creating View Filters).

Let’s get started.

Step 1

An easy way of knowing if a result has been Signed Off is to create a ‘View Filter’ which includes the ‘Number of Sign Offs’ field (figure 1).


Figure 1

Step 2

Create an informative View Filter on the Sign Offs tab, click ‘Edit View’ (figure 2).


Figure 2

Step 3

Add the following fields: ‘Sign Off Reason,’ ‘Number of Sign Offs,’ and ‘Processing Locked’ (figure 3).


Figure 3

Step 4

In this example, both ‘Sign Off Level 1’ and ‘Sign Off Level 2’, neither are locked (figure 4).


Figure 4

Step 5

If your Sign Off was completed using an ‘Individual Report’ Method, right click on a Result, select ‘View As, Sign Offs’ and only the Sign Offs associated with that Result will be displayed (figure 5).


Figure 5

Step 6

If your Sign Off that was completed using a ‘Summary Report’ method, right click on a Result, select ‘View As, Sign Offs’ and the ‘Results Signed Off’ in the Summary Report will be displayed (figure 6).


Figure 6

Step 7

You can create a View Filter to specifically display either ‘Sign Off Level 1’ or ‘Sign Off Level 2’ by adding a condition in the ‘Sign Off Reason’ field (figure 7).


Figure 7

Step 8

The Sign Off table now displays all Results with a ‘Sign Off Level 2’ (figure 8).


Figure 8


It’s that easy!

Final Note: You can use either the Pro or QuickStart interface for this tip.

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Next week in Empower Tip #227: We will learn how to use the ROUND function in Custom Fields.


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