Import Tool (Module)

This article describes the Import Tool, which can be used to import maps, set the destination and make basic corrections. If you close the Import Tool during the import process, no data will be imported.

Select a set of map files to import. Select compatible files from the Pick Map File(s) pop-up window. Note that multiple files can be selected together. If a selected file cannot be imported, for example because it is incompatible in format, it will be skipped during import.

Format: Map files must have the *.txt, *.asc, *.dat or *.csv extension, no header and a name compatible with the XMapTools default element names for identification. The default lists of compatible element and oxide names are given in the source of the help file below.

Selected map files are listed in the main table. More maps can be added by pressing the map selection button (see above)

  • File: Contains the file names
  • Map Name: Contains the name of the corresponding element in the database
  • Type: Element or oxide
  • Data: Intensity or wt%
  • Special: EDS or WDS(?); in the case of WDS(?) a DTC is automatically selected
  • DTC: Dead time correction
  • OC: Orientation correction (legacy function from XMapTools 3, do not use; not tested)
  • Destination: Destination in XMapTools, can be: Intensity, Quanti, Merged, Other; drop down menu, can be edited.
  • Action: Keep or eliminate; drop down menu, editable.

Settings, such as setting the dwell time (as in XMapTools 3) can be changed in the Corrections section.

Press Import data to import the selected maps into XMapTools after the corrections have been applied.

Intensity maps will be available in the Intensity category and other maps in the Other category.

Warning: In this version of XMapTools the file name should match exactly one of the compatible elements. Otherwise the map will be imported into the “Other” category. However, the filename can contain an element name followed by an underscore (_) and a comment, e.g. Si_sample1.txt will be recognised as a map of Si.

Documentation in XMapTools

The last version of the documentation is provided below:

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