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Editing Samples in the Sample Container

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eCAT stores sample data in two distinct ways depending whether the data is unique to an aliquot or common across a set of aliquots. Because there are two ways of storing the data there are also two ways of editing the data.

Editing sample record information

When you define a new sample template or use an existing one to create a new sample, you can then edit all the fields provided by that template. This data is called the sample information. When you create aliquots of the sample all the aliquots share the same sample information.

To edit this information, you click the following icon when you have a single sample or aliquot selected.

Editing sample data

Editing sample data

You are then taken to the editing screen. Editing sample information in eCAT is very similar to editing notebook records. Take a look at this topic for more data on editing.

Remember that if you have multiple aliquots of this sample, then all of the aliquots share this sample information that you are currently editing, so any changes will be reflected in all the aliquots.

Editing data for a single aliquot

The second type of information, aliqout information, is unique to each aliquot. You can edit that information by selecting an aliquot and clicking the button shown below.

The aliquot button

The aliquot button

The following dialog is shown:

Editing aliquot data

Editing single aliquot data

Enter the new values that you wish to see updated in the aliquot and click save.

Editing data for multiple aliquots

If you have multiple aliquots selected you can use the same edit aliquot button (shown below again) to edit the information for all of the selected aliquots at once.

The aliquot button

The aliquot button

The following dialog is shown:

Editing aliquot data

Editing multiple aliquot data

Here you need to check the fields that you wish to edit. The values that you enter into the checked fields will be updated in ALL the selected aliquots when you click save. Values in the fields that are not checked will be retained in ALL the selected aliquots.