Report Method Not Being Used When Automatic Reporting Results in Sequence

We are set up to analyze and print a report after each sample in our sequence. In preparing for this, we modified one of the included Excel templates and used MassHunter Quant to create a report method. When printed manually from Quant, the report shows everything as expected. However, when using automatic analysis and reporting in our sequence, the report doesn't contain the formatting we set in the report file (peak labels on the chromatogram). Also, the graphics files we set to be deleted after report generation are not being deleted. It appears that the report file we made is not being used. Our Excel template that we used for our report file and that we set in the sequence is definitely being used. I guess my question is how does automatic analysis/reporting know which report file to use? The report file does not seem to be referenced in the data analysis method (I searched the xml file for the report file name and it wasn't there), so not sure how this works?



  • Hi David,

    With versions of MH GCMS Acq prior to 10.1 it is possible to specify a report template directly into the DA Report Template column in the sequence table. Starting with MH Acq 10.1 we now require that it be a DA Report Method. For 10.1 and newer the column has been renamed to DA Report Method instead of DA Report Template. 

    Here is the info from the 10.1 readme:

    Sequence-based Data Analysis: In previous revisions of this software it was possible to specify either a report template or a report method in the sequence table column DA Report Template. Beginning with MassHunter GC/MS Data Acquisition 10.1, it is now required that users only select report methods when using this column. For this reason, the column has been renamed from DA Report Template to DA Report Method, and the file types that are available for selection have been restricted. When the user clicks browse, the file types that may be selected are: *.m, *.quantreportmethod.xml, and *.unknownsreportmethod.xml.

  • Thanks for the response! I am sure that was a welcome addition for many folks!

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