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How to change the vial numbering from numeric to alphanumeric in MassLynx - WKB3715

Article number: 3715

OBJECTIVE or GOAL

To change the vial numbering from numeric to alphanumeric using the plate generator, and then apply it to a bed layout in MassLynx.

ENVIRONMENT

  • MassLynx 4.1
  • ACQUITY UPLC

PROCEDURE

  1. Open Inlet Method.
  2. Select ACQUITY Sampler > Plate Generator.
  3. Click  or select Rack > New Rack to display the appropriate rack.
  4. Change Referencing to XY.
    Note: Sequential Continuous and Sequential Discontinuous are both numeric.
  5. Click Horizontal and Vertical to alpha and numeric as desired.
    Note: For A1 numbering, select Horizontal 1 2 3 and Vertical A B C, and clear Horizontal first.
  6. Edit the Rack Name to a unique name.
  7. Select Rack > Save Current Rack.
  8. On the Rack Generator confirmation screen, click OK.
  9. Select Rack > Exit.

Add the new plate to the bed layout.

  1. Select ACQUITY Sampler > Bed Layout.
  2. Select the appropriate bed layout, for example, 2 Plate Bed, or to create a new bed layout:
    Type the new name in the Bed Layouts field.
    Click .
    Click OK.
  3. Click Edit Plates on the Layout tab.
  4. Click the plate shown.
  5. Select the newly saved plate from the list, and then click OK.
  6. Click OK to close the ACQUITY Bed Layout window.

To use the new bed layout:

  1. Select ACQUITY Sampler > Bed Layout.
  2. Select the newly created rack in the Current Layout Selected field.
  3. Click OK.
  4. Go to the Sample list.
  5. Select Samples > AutoSampler Bed Layout to confirm that the correct bed layout appears.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

To visually see the plate numbering options, view the help topic "Vial Referencing Examples"


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