I would like to know what types of Video tutorials or Instruction documents you would like to see on Agilent Community. These can be for OpenLAB CDS Chemstation or OpenLAB CDS EZChrom.
I would like to see a video on Internal Standard Calibration and Quantitation for OpenLAB EZChrom
I would be very interested on a tutorial for obtaining the parameters for system suitability such as tailing factor, plate numer, among others in a report format for OpenLAB Chemstation
Hi Andrea, I hope I can provide some help.
In OpenLAB ChemStation (independent of which revision you have), you can obtain suitability results through either Classic Reporting or Intelligent Reporting. The former is the legacy reporting style that has a bit less flexibility than Intelligent Reporting but prevails in our new ChemStation revisions. For system suitability, I would say both are fairly easy to implement.
First, you would want to load your desired data result set (typically located in a subdirectory under \Chem32\[N]\Data\, where [N] is the instrument number, likely 1) and make sure the sequence method that's loaded is your preferred analysis method. Some of the suitability preferences you choose are method settings, so which method you load is important.
To see a Classic report featuring the types of parameters you're referring to, you could choose either Performance or Extended performance in the Report Style dropdown menu found in the Report > Specify Report window. If you want the report to identify which values exceed upper and lower limits that you define, you can use the Report > System Suitability > Edit Performance Limits dialog box. This is only used for Classic Reporting. Values calculated for a peak that fall outside the ranges defined in this dialog box are indicated in the report by: > (Value exceeds upper limit) or < (Value exceeds lower limit). These values are only calculated if you select a Performance report style in the Specify Report dialog box and generate a report. Below are your choices:
The Performance report displays results according to the limits specified in the Edit Performance Limits dialog box of the Report > System Suitability menu. For uncalibrated methods (i.e., methods without a calibration table), the report includes the peak number, retention/migration time, peak area, peak height, signal description, true half-height peak-width, symmetry, k', efficiency (plates) and resolution for each peak. For calibrated methods, the report also includes the compound name and compound amount; resolution uses the calculation stipulated by the EP, BP, JP and DAB for each peak.
The Extended Performance report displays an extended report with all the parameters from the peak performance calculations and individual plots of each peak. This report type includes only calibrated peaks. In addition to the parameters printed for the Performance report style, the start and end peak retention/migration times, skew, excess, peak width, USP tailing factor, time interval between data points, number of data points, statistical moments, plates, plates per meter, selectivity and resolution of each peak are displayed. The peak width, plates, plates per meter, selectivity, and resolution are calculated by the true half height, 5 sigma, tangent and tailing methods.
Intelligent reporting is a lot more flexible because one can much more easily modify, delete, or add elements in the report. The Performance.RDL, Performance+Noise.RDL, and ExtendedPerformance.RDL reports are located by default in \Chem32\REPSTYLE and selectable in the ChemStation software via Report > Specify Report. These reports also provide k', peak area, peak height, symmetry, peak width at half-height, number of plates, resolution, selectivity, and Signal-to-Noise (available in Performance+Noise.RDL).
Further discussion can be had about resolution calculations, Noise and Signal-to-Noise, and those subtleties are elaborated upon in the Help topics in ChemStation and in the Reference to Operation Principles manual on Disk 2 of OpenLAB ChemStation (it is a PDF called CDS_CS-references.pdf).
I hope this helps!
I would like a tutorial on Intelligent Reporting along with downloadable examples. I have found it very difficult to find information on the topic of Intelligent Reporting.
I am currently working on OpenLAB CDS Chemstation Intelligent Report videos. I will be doing short segments on the following topics, creating a report, adding a chromatogram, adding and editing a table, custom calculations, and eliminating extra pages. If you have other information you would like, please let me know.
Thank you Kim! I would also like to see how to calculate bulk properties from stored values of components such as BTU value and conversions to vol or wt % based on component density. I found this thread that covers this but would like also see a tutorial https://community.agilent.com/thread/1113#1261
This feature is not available in Openlab Chemstation or EZChrome. Agilent supports the use of Diablo EZreporter for these BTU calculations.
The newest software Openlab CDS does support the BTU calculations using a spreadsheet to hold the conversion factors.
It would be very helpful, if you give us a video tutorial, how to use the custom calculator, with some step by step examples.
What version of the software are you using?
I am using OpenLab CDS Chemstation v1.8.
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As some people said before, the first idea of tutorial that reached my mind is: how to create an intelligent report? In fact, I spent some days trying to create it but I found very difficult to understand the logic of it. Please, can you also talk about how to include mass spectra in those reports? And also how to include personalized items. For example, in my lab we would like to have the amount of sample that was weighted and the amount of solvent which was employed for the dilution on the report. For instance : x mg in y mL of acetonitrile.
Second, I am also interested in a tutorial that shows all the possibilities about presenting the results. I am doing qualititative work, especially on the mass spectra. So, I would like to know if it is possible to annotate the ions and to put chemical formulas next to the ions. Also, is it possible to annotate the mass loss between two ions?
Finally, I would like to know if it is possible to create a library of mass spectra with OpenLab Chemstation. If yes, can you please think about a tutorial that explains this?
Thank you for your response. I will try to get a video basic workflow in Intelligent reporting. I will research your request for annotating the ion and if it is possible to put the chemical formulas next to the ions. There is a way to create a library in OpenLab Chemstation. I will try to do a video on that also.
you can find a basic introduction video to intelligent reporting within the ChemStation eFamiliarization tutorials. The one covering basic intelligent Reporting workflows is called "Reporting and Report Templates".
A set of modules for eFamiliarization for OpenLab CDS is available on the ChemStation installation media. Alternatively, you can download the eFamiliarization for OpenLab CDS from SubsribeNet: https://agilent.subscribenet.com
Thanks for these tips!
For eFamiliarization with OpenLab CDS ChemStation Edition you will want to look at Agilent SubscribeNet in the "OpenLab Software" area of your product list. Click the Previous Versions tab to find the eFamiliarization OpenLab CDS ChemStation C.01.09 (localized) Download Only link. Here you will find individual zip packages with the electronic courses in them for each language of interest.
I would like a tutorial on how to do basic tasks in OpenLab CDS Chemstation. Coming from older versions of Chemstation, basic tasks are not intuitive. For example, how to change the "peak scaling", how to change the "threshold", how to integrate small peaks and shoulders, how to have the screen automatically scale to the peaks and not the solvent front so we don't have to zoom, zoom, zoom for each sample and how to print what is seen on the screen (not what is printed with the parameters of the intelligent report).
I'd also like more information on the "widgets" within intelligent reporting. There are a ton of options, but no definitions as to what any of them are.
You might know the eFamiliarization modules for OpenLab CDS ChemStation, that are available on the installation media (see answer to the question above on how to download them from SubscribeNet alternatively).
These modules are designed to help you get started and familiarize yourself with the OpenLab ChemStation.
Additionally a number of basic OpenLab CDS ChemStation tutorials are available in the Agilent Community: Select the Video tab in the Software space: https://community.agilent.com/community/technical/software/pages/video to access them.
They include: OpenLAB CDS Chemstation tutorial: How to Make a Calibration Table
OpenLab CDS ChemStation: How to change the Detection Windows in the Calibration Table
OpenLAB CDS Chemstation tutorial: Queue Planner
OpenLAB CDS Chemstation tutorial: Self-Assembled Results Set
OpenLAB CDS Chemstation tutorial: How to Extract a Signal from Spectral Data
OpenLAB CDS Chemstation tutorial: Chromatograms in Intelligent Reports
How to create a Multi-Level Calibration Curve in OpenLAB CDS Chemstation
How to create an Internal Standard Calibration Curve in OpenLAB CDS Chemstation
How to Export XY Data from Chemstation or OpenLAB CDS Chemstsation
More Information e.g. on Zoom Controls, Threshold and peak integration ("Manual integration") is available from the Online Help (access via F1).
For details on working with Intelligent Reporting in the Report Layout view, please refer to the Design Report Templates with the Report Template Editor help (access via F1 from the RTE). Even if this does not provide a definition for every Report Item or Snippet, it does provide a lot of information to the available report items. I hope this helps for a start. Please let us know if you need additional information.
Until ChemStation C.01.08 the description of the Report Items was also available in a PDF. Most of this information is still accurate even for later releases. In case you prefer reading a PDF, check out: OpenLab CDS Report Template Editor (RTE) Concepts Guide (PDF)
Why is Openlab OLCDS itself left off the list?
In that environment, I would like to have more information on the custom calculator and adding custom code to intelligent reporter. Actually, a canned method or two as examples would help; or example .ccf files, or constants file examples. I do not see how to start in the Custom Calculation Editor and am not finding any helps, either.
I am in OLCDS 2.2 client server.
for basic information on CC an how to add to the Reports try the following OpenLab CDS learning videos:
How to create a custom calculation in OpenLab CDS - YouTube
How to display custom calculation results in OpenLab CDS - YouTube
On YouTube you can find a whole collection of basic videos on how to use OpenLab CDS - most of them apply to 2.2 as well.
Additional tutorials are available via the "OpenLab Help and Learning" under the Getting Started Tab.
Please also see Collection of OpenLab CDS, OpenLab Chemstation, MassHunter, and Reporting Videos
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On the other hand, I have bookmarked the videos-specific web address, which I was not aware of. And I have downloaded the .pdf for RTE. I am very appreciative for both of these. Thank you.
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I would like to see a brief introduction video for Agilent OpenLab Software suit. I mean I need to understand the exact differences between OpenLab CDS, OpenLab CDS Chemstation Edition, OpenLab CDS EZchrom Edition, OpenLab ECM, OpenLab ECM XT and SLIMS application. I know there each of these can be a best choose for any costumer with specific demand but huge amount of information exist in the Agilent website. So a video with "how to choose" approach specially with EXAMPLES would be great for me.
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