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.