Get Empowered: Using, Modifying, and Creating Report Methods | Tip #155, Using Summary Reports

By January 8, 2020

Tip #155:  Using Summary Reports in Empower Software

Welcome back to Get Empowered! In the last Empower tip-of-the-week post for Empower Chromatography Data Software, we learned how to add headers and footers to a Report Method (Tip #154).

Also, in last week’s tip, I asked the following question: How do you modify a header or footer? Here’s the answer: Headers and footers are composite groups. To modify the composite group, it must be ungrouped, modified, and then regrouped. (Refer to Tip #153 for an example of modifying a composite group).

In this week’s tip, we will learn about summary reports. A summary report allows you to summarize multiple results in one report. There are several advantages to using a summary report: overlaying chromatograms from multiple samples, summarizing peak results from multiple samples, and signing off electronically once on multiple results.

Let’s get started.

Step 1

There are four types of Report Methods which can be created in Empower: individual, summary by all, summary by vial, and summary by injection (figure 1).

Figure 1

Figure 1

Step 2

For this example, there are three vials, three injections per vial, and two channels of data collected per injection (figure 2).

Figure 2

Figure 2

Step 3

In Preview, you see three groups are now centered (figure 3). An ‘individual report’ will generate 18 reports, one for each result (figure 3).

Figure 3

Figure 3

Step 4

A ‘summary by all report’ will generate one report summarizing all 18 individual results (figure 4).

Figure 4

Figure 4

Step 5

A ‘summary by vial report’ will generate three reports, each report summarizing three injections with two channels per injection (figure 5).

Figure 5

Figure 5

Step 6

A ‘summary by injection report’ will generate nine reports, each report summarizing two channels per injection (figure 6).

Figure 6

Figure 6

It’s that easy!

Final Note:  This procedure can be followed using the QuickStart or Pro interface.


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Next week in Empower Tip #156 – Next week we will continue our series on Report Methods and learn how to create a summary report.


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