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Is there an easy way to setup WorkOut command line parameters?

Document ID: DQ244
Relevant to following products: WorkOut 2.0 WorkOut 2.5
Document description: How To: Use the Command Line Launcher tool



You may want to launch WorkOut 2.x from the command line to use it as part of an automated process, to import Sample IDs, dilution factors or any data for your analysis.  However, launching WorkOut from the command line can be rather tricky.

The Command Line Launcher tool helps you to launch WorkOut by building the command line for you, all you need to do is select the files you want to use. The tool can then launch WorkOut or copy the command line argument to the Windows clipboard (which you could then use to build a batch file or to call from a third party application).

Downloading

For WorkOut 2.0 download from here

For WorkOut 2.5R1 download from here

For WorkOut 2.5R2/R3 or WorkOut Plus download from here

Installing

Make sure you are using WorkOut 2.0/2.5/Plus.
Simply download, unzip and copy the EXE to a convenient location on your PC.

Using the tool

Launch the EXE by double-clicking on it.

The main screen includes two data tabs:

Assay Data

Select to Run Assay Protocol or Open Assay Results.
Use the Browse button to select the assay file to use.

If you are running an assay protocol which imports data then also select the text file to import (if this is not specified here then WorkOut will prompt for it on launching the protocol)

The Start measurements on launch option will start the measurement process immediately when the assay protocol is launched.
The Exit after analysis is completed option will close down and exit the software after all processing is complete

Advanced

Tick Import Sample IDs to import Sample IDs from a file. Here you must select an MIS file (Import Script file detailing how to import the Sample ID file from a text file) and the text file containing the Sample IDs

Tick Import GLP to import GLP data from a file. Here you must select an MIS file (Import Script file detailing how to import the GLP file from a text file) and the text file containing the GLP data.  Note, this is only available when opening with an assay protocol, you cannot import GLP data into an existing results file.

Tick Import Transform Data to import table data into a transform. Select the MIS file (Import Script file detailing how to import the transform data from a text file) and the text file containing the transform data. Also select the target transform number, where 1 is the first transform.

Press Launch to launch WorkOut.   





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DQ042: Can I automate the import process?
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DQ050: Can I launch the software from the command line?
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DQ192: How do I launch MrunRes.exe from the command line?
How To: launch MrunRes.exe from the command line.

DQ189: How to import table based data into WorkOut 2.x parameters.
How To: Import table based data into WorkOut 2.x parameters.





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