Currently, the only way to change the default integration parameters for a nontarget method is to change the default integration parameters for the entire project, and create a completely new method from scratch. This is extremely limiting for these reasons-
1) Integration parameters such as smoothing, S:N threshold, peak splitting, and RT window, are extremely important for creating good quality nontarget peak lists. During method development, these parameters must be adjusted a few times to make sure all relevant peaks are being integrated and to ensure that control and sample peaks are both integrated consistently. Therefore, during development, these parameters may need to be adjusted iteratively dozens of times. Currently, this would require a new method to be made each time.
2) The default integration parameters for nontarget are likely very different from default parameters for targeted applications. Therefore, the current structure forces users to create separate projects for these two workflows. In some cases, this complicates data saving structure, since typically only 1 data file is acquired for nontarget and target.
3) Custom calculated columns can not be imported or exported from methods and must be manually built each time a new method is created. Therefore, this work can be extremely time consuming to copy each calculated column each time a new method is created.
4) Sometimes, the integration parameters for a particular component need to be changed during data analysis. However, analytics does not allow this unless that component is added as a new component in the processing method (which requires a full reanalysis and could be extremely time-consuming). However, manual integrations are allowed, so this feature should be possible.