Download of ABI-ExportTabularData for easy export of ABI-fragment analysis data

The program "ABI-ExportTabularData" exports the relevant data for each fsa sample file of a run after the samples have been analysed by the GeneScan program (ABI), whereas e.g. GeneMapper (ABI) cannot be used because it does not update the ABI sample files (".fsa") with the result of the size-caller that fits the peak sizes to the ROX Standard.

After the program is installed the users have to use it by starting Explorer to locate the actual run folder (usually placed in the folder DataExtractor) and then do a right-click on the actual run folder and select "ABI-ExportTabularData" from the right-click menu. The exported sample data are placed in the actual run data folder, and each file is named by its ABI sample mame.
You can also test the program by installing it on a normal Windows XP or NT computer instead of the ABI computer. But then you have to copy some ABI run folders with MLPA fragment analysis data to the computer to have something to perform the test on. Note the remarks about dll files below.

Download ABI-ExportTabularData
   Latest version is 19 March 2007.
   This version works better with Mac fsa files produced on e.g. an ABI 310 and converted to Windows.
    (For converted Mac files you have to add the suffix .fsa yourself before running "ABI-ExportTabularData")

The software requires 3 dll-files that are distributed by the "ABI Sample File Toolkit" that is enclosed in the ABI software to be redistributed when programs are made by use of the toolkit.
You can also download them from the below link if you are not using the Toolkit yourself.
Download all 3 ABI Sample File Toolkit Dll files in a zip-file
› Or one by one: ABIFLibrary.dll   GenericLibrary.dll   SampleFileToolkitLibrary.dll
After download you have to place the 3 dll-files into the folder C:\WINNT\system32 for Windows NT and C:\WINDOWS\system32 for Windows XP.
The software runs fine on our ABI computer having Windows NT4 and it is tested for both service pack 5 and 6.
Note: We have to say that we cannot give any warranty of any kind, and that it is up to your own responsibility to install and use the program.

Instructions in pdf-format: See the main download page

This program it is not needed if you by other means can export your GeneScan data to look like described here (the fields representing "Dye/Sample", "Minutes", "Size", "Height", "Area" and "Data point" are separated by a tabulator):

B,1 something 45.31 54 352 something
B,2 something 51.31 84 615 something
B,3 something 52.30 66 441 something
B,4 something 55.29 1202 26050 something
R,16 something 490.00 187 2894 something
R,17 something 500.00 187 2896 something

There should not be empty lines before the first peak line or after the last peak line.
The R-peaks (read ROX peaks) are not needed, but if available the number of GeneScan recognized ROX-peaks and the mean area of thise are printed on the output report.

The format simulates export of the corresponding GeneScan data fields for each fragment peak. Real values for "Minutes" and "Data point" aren't needed. So export your data as a text file with contents that look like this example where the data fields are separated by a tabulator, and "something" in the fields for "Minutes" and "Data point" means just some text (e.g. sample name) or some digits: