Repeating similar analyzes

If you often analyze samples that contain the same phases but in different amounts (wt%), you can create and use predefined sets of entries (so-called "predefined selections" or "answer sets") that can be loaded into the match list straight away.

In order to do so, please run a first analysis, so that the match list contains all required phases. Afterwards, please run the command "File/Export/Answer set (match list)", select an appropriate directory and file name, and finally press "Save".

As an alternative, you can also mark appropriate entries in the candidate list (maybe after using restraints or the "Find phases/entries" function). Afterwards, please run the command "File/Export/Answer set (cand. list)" (or use the corresponding command from the context menu), select an appropriate directory and file name, and finally press "Save".

You have now created a text file containing a list of entry numbers (a so-called "Match! answer set file", extension *.mta) that belong to the entries marked in the candidate or match list. This file can be used to directly select all matching phases during similar analyzes.

Any time you would now like to run a similar analysis in the future, please import the diffraction data as usual. Afterwards, please run the command "File/Import/Predefined phase selection" (or press <Ctrl+Shift+O> on the keyboard). Select the answer set file you have created in the step described above, then press "Open". The entries mentioned in the answer set file will be loaded into the match list straight away, with the peak searching and a single update calculation of the figure-of-merit values being performed automatically (if required). The amounts of the phases are then available in the match list straight away (provided that all entries contain the required I/Ic values, of course).

As an alternative to using Match! answer set files you can also quickly add one or more specific entries directly to the match list, by pressing <Ctrl+E> and entering either the name, the formula sum or the entry number. If more than a single entry matches your criterion, a new dialog will be displayed in which you can select the entry(s) you would like to add to the match list.

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