Get Empowered: Review Window and the Processing Method | Tip #15

By May 3, 2017

Tip #15: Drag and drop channels of data into an open Review window

In the last Empower Tip of the Week for Empower Chromatography Data Software (CDS), we explored using interactive system suitability to automatically stop an instrument if our system suitability sample fails. We will now begin a new series covering the Review Window and the Processing Method. This tip will address how to drag and drop channels of data into the review window while it is open.

Have you ever had the need to bring additional channels of data into Review while it is already open? Do you close Review, select the additional channels and then reopen it? There’s an easy solution and it can be done in both the Pro interface and the QuickStart interface.

For our first example, let’s use the Pro Interface.

Step 1

We start out in Review with a channel of data, for a standard, already displayed. Make sure the 2D Channels tab is selected (Figure 1).

Empower Tip: 2D Channels Tab | Figure 1

Figure 1

 Step 2

Click on the icon for the project to bring it to the foreground, then size it so you can see the Review window in the background (Figure 2). Click on another channel of data, in this case a sample, and drag it to the 2D Channels table in Review.

Empower Tip: 2D channels table | Figure 2

Figure 2

 Step 3

Once you let go of the mouse, the new channel of data appears in the chromatogram view – it’s that easy. (Figure 3).

Empower Tip: Chromatogram view | Figure 3

Figure 3

Now let’s use the QuickStart Interface.

 Step 1

Once again the Review Data Main Window already displays a channel of data (Figure 4).

Empower Tip: Review data main window | Figure 4

Figure 4

Step 2

Click Browse Project in the Navigation Bar and select the Channels tab (Figure 5).

Empower Tip: Browse project channel tab | Figure 5

Figure 5

Step 3

Highlight the channel of data you want to bring to Review and click View Data in the Navigation Bar (Figure 6).

Empower Tip: Channel data highlight | Figure 6

Figure 6

Step 4

When the Replace or Append dialogue box opens, click NO to append the new data to the current data (Figure 7).

Empower Tip: Replace or append box | Figure 7

Figure 7

Step 5

The new channel of data appears in the chromatogram view. If you click the 2D Channels tab, the information for both channels is listed (Figure 8).

Empower Tip: View data | Figure 8

Figure 8

Final notes

  1. Once you have brought the second channel of data into Review, you can do the typical things such as overlaying the chromatograms.
  2. This will work with 3D data as well. Remember to click the 3D Channels tab in Pro before you drag and drop the channel into Review.


Next week in Empower Tip #16: Project level tools in Review

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