This Information Applies To: Agilent OpenLab CDS
This article will explain how to add a sequence summary report line to a sequence, in Agilent OpenLab CDS, as well as how to configure it so it matches your reporting needs.
Adding a sequence summary report line to the sequence requires a basic understanding of sequences as well as how to submit runs and sequences within OpenLab CDS. For further detail on this subject, read the following article: How to create, edit and run a sequence in Agilent OpenLab CDS.
A sequence will not have a report line as a default, it must be added manually. For an example of how a simple sequence looks like, see Figure 1.
A report template needs to already have been created. If it is not, it must be created in Data Analysis. The user creating the report template requires the correct privilege (Role Membership): Data Processing > Print results reports. Privileges are assigned from the Control Panel of the OpenLab CDS Software. For further detail, read the following article: How to create or edit roles in OpenLab Chromatography Data System.
If you plan on enabling automatic printing, you will need to add a default printer to the Instrument Controller. You can find this post Installation task in the OpenLab CDS Workstation Guide or OpenLab CDS Client and Instrument Controllers Guide, PDF manuals that are provided with the installation media.
Steps to Follow
Figure 3. Alternate method of adding a report line at the end of a sequence table.
A report line was added, but it contains errors, indicated by the red margins (See Figure 4). The errors can be cleared when completing the required fields.
Figure 5. Template column drop-down list.
Figure 6. Template selection options
1. Methods Lists, 2. Browse report templates.
Figure 7. Select a report template window
Caution: If you do not have a physical printer, you need to leave this blank. You can still create a PDF file, which does not require a physical printer.
You can choose one or more file types, depending on what your reporting needs are. Options available are: CSV, Excel, PDF, text, and Word. (See Figure 8)
Tips: You can add multiple report lines. To add a second report configuration, right-click in the Create Report tab area, and click Add Report Configuration. (See Figure 11)
Start over from step 1 to configure the new line.
Confirmation: At this point, the report configuration is complete, and the sequence can be run. At the end of the sequence, all the requested report files will appear under the Results folder.
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