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FractionLynx shows a "System Error" when starting a sample run in MassLynx - WKB23924

Article number: 23924

SYMPTOMS

  • System Error in FractionLynx Collection Control
  • Status logs in FractionLynx show:
    • "Validating Sample List"
    • "Unknown Error while validating sample list"
  • Creating a new sample list resolves the issue

ENVIRONMENT

  • MassLynx 4.1
  • FractionLynx
  • Autopurification system

CAUSE

Corruption in sample list

FIX or WORKAROUND

Create a new sample list.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Possible causes for the sample list corruption:

  • Special characters in the file names. File names are limited to use of alphanumeric characters and the underscore ( _ ).
  • Mismatch between the vial locations set in the sample list and the bed layout. (For example: 1:A,1 to 1:A,9 for a plate that has only 8 rows)
  • Overuse of the same sample list file—simply replacing the file names, sample text, and ID in the same file, or continually adding samples to the same file.

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