import the file containing peak boundaries

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import the file containing peak boundaries leili.research  2014-02-07
 
Hi, Dear skyline developer,

Skyline accept the import of peak boundaries through "File > Import > Peak Boundaries for importing peak selection from other tools". Could you explain to me what kinds of information should be contained in the import txt file (how many columns, how to split these columns (comma/space/tab), what information should be provided for each column, etc.).

Thanks,
Lei
 
 
Nick Shulman responded:  2014-02-07
The first row of the file must contain the column names. Columns may be separated by commas, tabs, or spaces.

The following columns are required to be in the file:
PeptideModifiedSequence
FileName
MinStartTime
MaxEndTime

The following columns are optional, but can help to disambiguate the precursor or file:
PrecursorCharge
PrecursorIsDecoy
SampleName

Additionally, if you have any annotations that apply to Precursor Results, your file can have columns with the same name as the annotation.

If you try to import a file which does not have the necessary information in it, Skyline will give you an error message saying what is wrong with the file.