How to export Openlab CDS mass spectrum data to AIA file or ChemStation file?

Now our instrument (GC/MS) use the openlab CDS2.3 to collect the data and analysis. We always use the other software to analyze the mass spectrum for identification. However, the new software didn't export the mass spectrum for the other software. How can I translate the data file (such as MSpeak.bin and MSScan.bin from openlab CDS raw data) to AIA file or ChemStation file.


I use the process method to export the AIA file. But AMDIS analysis software (from NIST) don't read this file.
  • Hello,


    I added tags to increase visibility.


    In current releases of OpenLab CDS it is not possible to export mass spectra as an AIA file (or in any other format). The AIA export functionality only applies to chromatographic data. 


    I see that there are already a couple change requests in our system to add this feature so that it can then be imported into a third part software like AMDIS. From what I am see this feature is currently planned to be introduced with the release of 2.5, though that is not set in stone. 

  • Hi Ryoboyle:


    Thanks very much for your reply!

    Hope the release of 2.5 ASAP!


    There is another question for the mass spectrum library importing in CDS 2.3.

    We have a mass spectrum library (self-building in ChemStation). In the openlab CDS 2.3 I didn't find how to select the mass spectrum library or how to import the self-building mass spectrum library.

    The folder format of library is ".L" (show in below picture)


  • Hello,


    All of the MS library creation and search functions within OpenLab CDS are performed by the NIST MS Search program. In order to transfer a *.L format library to OpenLab CDS, you will first need to import it into NIST. Below is a link to a post that explains how to do this:


    Using *.L library files in OpenLAB CDS 2.x Data Analysis 

  • This is now possible with 2.6 rev of CDS.

    Feature: Exported AIA (.cdf) now with MS spectra.

    Impoact: External applications that use AIA now have access to spectra data in that format. (e.g. AMDIS)

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