The User defined reporting available in MicroActive 2.0 and MicroActive for Gemini, TriStar II Plus, ASAP 2460, and 3Flex allows advanced reports to be quickly developed and deployed. This new capability allows Micromeritics staff and users to rapidly implement new or custom data reporting models.
Adding a new report to the library
New reports are developed using the Python scripting language. The “mic” Python extensions provide the user with direct access to isotherm data, adsorptive properties, data from overlay isotherms, imported mercury porosimetry data, and results from standard reports such as BET surface area, t-Plot, BJH pore size, NLDFT, etc.
The new report is a Python script with a “.py” extension. Scripts developed by Micromeritics are available from your local Micromeritics representative or via a request submitted through techsupport.micromeritics.com. The following example demonstrates the simple steps to adding a new report.
Save the new report to the library
The new report should be saved to C:\MicroActive\python\Scripts. The “MicroActive” directory is specific to each application; 3Flex users will save new reports to C:\3Flex\python\Scripts. The default directory is a convenient location for saving and organizing new reports. New reports may be saved in other locations and the user may navigate to these other locations using the standard Windows interface. In this example, C:\MicroActive\pyUser is used as the directory for the new reports.
Adding a new report to a sample (SMP) file
Using the File menu and the Open… menu item, select a sample file.
Switch to the Advanced View using the pop-up menu in the lower control bar and then select the Report Options tab. Scroll down the Selected reports list and select User-defined reports.
Click the Edit… button to add the new report and then click the Add… button to select the new report.
The new report is activated by assigning it to one of the five available slots. In this example, the Auto Select and Optimize BET report is assigned to User Report 1.
Once the new report is assigned to User Report 1, the Edit… button becomes active and the report script may be reviewed and brief title may be assigned to the report.
Click OK to exit the edit dialog and then click OK to exit the User-defined dialog. Switching the view to User-defined 1 (using the po-up menu) displays the new report and changes the report name in the pop-up menu to the “Auto select and fit BET” name that was previously defined.
The instruments used to obtain the isotherm data may be viewed at www.micromeritics.com.
Technical support for Micromeritics users is freely available through techsupport.micromeritics.com.
Accredited training and education for Micromeritics instruments users are available through www.micro.edu.