The Data Entry tab includes a manager and an editor to add specimens or modify existing specimen data in the BSI specimen inventory. All additions and changes to specimen data are done through data entry "batches." Users can save and edit batches as needed. Once a batch is complete, and free of errors, users can commit it. Committing a batch will add data to or modify data in the database. Users must have permission to access this module.
There are four types of batches, corresponding to the four actions that can be performed on specimen data:
- Add Batches
- Modify Batches
- Change ID Batches
- Delete Batches
Each row on the specimen information table represents one specimen. Each column represents a type of specimen information. Each field, the intersection of a row and column, contains specimen specific data. Fields containing warnings are shaded blue. Fields containing errors are shaded red. Warnings and errors descriptions are displayed at the bottom of the editor. Fields shaded in dark grey cannot be edited.
The Data Entry Manager includes a batch information table that allows users to organize batch information and view the Batch ID as well as a Filter button, below the table, that opens the Standard Search dialog to allow users to filter batch information.