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Creating containers

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In order to create samples in a location other than the workbench, you need to first create a container to store the samples in. This topic explains creation of containers that contain other containers.

Begin by clicking on the Inventory tab.

On the menu on the left hand side, shown below, click "Create New Container".

The container menu on the inventory page

The container menu on the inventory page

You can create a variety of container types in eCAT. The most simple of these is a "Location Container". This is simply a container that can hold other containers, but cannot hold samples. An example of this is a Freezer that contains Shelves. The Freezer is a location container that holds other location containers which are the shelves. The shelves are also location containers that contain sample containers.

This topic just deals with location containers. If you want to see how to create a sample container, read this page for more information.

Next, select Location from the drop down at the top of the page.

The screen updates and now looks like the following:

Creating a location container

Creating a location container

Select the template type you wish to create. In the above example we have selected "Freezer". Click Next at the bottom of the page.

The following page is displayed.

Naming a container

Naming a container

Give the container a name and description and click Finish to create it. You will be returned to your newly created container.

The created container

The created container

As you can see the newly created container is empty. You can create a new sample container in this container, or you can create more location containers such as shelves.