7 Replies Latest reply on Jan 15, 2019 4:58 AM by dorth

    Is it possible to autoexport data files/PDF reports to an external drive or shared drive?

    annaagilent1

      Hello,

       

      My group is wondering if the Masshunter Acquisition software has any capability to autoexport data? We are hoping to have the data we collect autoexport to a shared drive. Is this a possibility in Acq or using perhaps another supplemental software?

       

      Thanks!

        • Re: Is it possible to autoexport data files/PDF reports to an external drive or shared drive?
          mr.white

          There are two ways to export .csv files from the Agilent’s MassHunter.
          The first (and simplest) method is to configure MassHunter to tabulate the data automatically after the batch acquisition. For this open the Online ICP-MS MassHunter.
          1. Click on Tools on the top menu bar (Fig. 1).

          How to import Agilent data into iolite via the Tools menu

          Fig. 1: The Tools menu in Mass Hunter

          2. Choose Configure MassHunter. You should see the dialogue box in Fig. 2

          Fig. 2: Check options for exporting data from Mass Hunter

          Fig. 2: Options for exporting data from Mass Hunter

          3. Check the Tabulate Chart after Sample Acquisition option on the Data Options tab and choose CSV as Format and CPS as Data. click on the OK button.
          After the batch acquisition has ended, you can browse the location where the csv file was saved (batch folder, *.b).

          If for some reason you prefer not to configure MassHunter or you have already acquired the data without having selected that option, you can export the data using the Offline Data Analysis.
          1. Open the Offline Data Analysis (icon can be found on Desktop)
          2. Click on File on the top menu bar and select New Batch Folder (Fig. 3).

          Fig. 3: Opening files for Offline Data Analysis

          Fig. 3: Opening files for Offline Data Analysis

          4. Choose the location and name of the new batch folder and click on Create.
          5. Now you have to import the data files that you want to tabulate into the new batch folder. For this go to File—> Import Samples.
          6. The Select Data File Folder window is prompted. Choose the desired Data File (*.d) to import and click Open.
          7. The selected data file will be added to the Import Samples window (Fig. 4). You can add more data files to the batch folder by clicking on Browse… After you finish adding all the data files you wish to tabulate click on Select All and then OK.

          Fig. 4: Import samples into Offline Data Analysis

          Fig. 4: Import samples into Offline Data Analysis

          8. A list of the selected data files is shown on the FullQuant tab (Fig. 5). Select the sample file to tabulate from this list.

          Fig. 5: the Full Quant tab

          Fig. 5: the Full Quant tab

          9. On the Timechart tab click on Display Spectrum/Chromatogram
          10. Right click on any point of the spectrum.

          11. Select Tabulate Chart—> CPS Data to CSV (Fig. 6). It may take a few minutes to tabulate, when ready you will find the .csv file in the batch folder.

          Fig. 6: Exporting data from Offline Data Analysis

          Fig. 6: Exporting data from Offline Data Analysis