The batch processor can be used for different purposes.
It is designed in a flexible way. All available plug-ins will be fetched at runtime, hence the functionality of the batch processor depends on the installed OpenChrom version and the additionally installed plug-ins. Also all current settings/parameters adjusted under Preferences are used in the batch process. Note, that additional plug-ins can be installed from the [OpenChrom Marketplace].
There are three options to access the batch processor:
- Access the processor via the menu bar: Chromatogram > Processors > Batch Process
- Access the processor via the icon
- Access the processor via the project explorer
In order to run a batch process a project folder has to be created where all the processed data will be stored.
How to access the batch process via the project explorer
- Open the view "Project Explorer"
- Right-click in the explorer
- Select New | Project | Analysis Project and name it as you like
- Open a Batch Process Job via the Quick-access bar or the Select View icon
- Select the files to process and edit the batch workflow.
How to set up a batch process
4. The desired processing steps are edited via the "Process Entries" tab. Note, that the various processing steps use the parameters currently set under the settings/preferences
6. The "Output File Editor" allows you to select from multiple file formats. But note, that the scope of the various formats varies, e.g. *.msp and *.msl files will hold a list of mass spectra of the detected peaks and can be read by the software solutions AMDIS and NIST MS Search. When the processed chromatograms are saved in the OpenChrom binary format *.ocb, all processing steps are saved as well and are visible when the file is reopened.