Adding and Editing Specimen Data
By default, each new batch contains one empty row. A Data Entry User Preference can set the user’s default to add or not add the row. Add data to this row by selecting a field and typing in it. Press the Tab key to move to the next field. Some fields, such as Material Type, offer a code list from which to choose values. To open this list simply double click in a field and press the ellipsis (...) button that appears. To add a value to the field, click on a value in the list to highlight it and then press the OK button. When the end of a row is reached, pressing the Tab key will create a new row.
Rows may also be added by selecting Insert from the Edit menu or pressing the Insert button. The new row will be inserted above the row where the cursor is located. A blank new row can be added by pressing the down arrow key from the last row in the table. Users can also import vial data into the batch from a text or Excel file or scan to add specimen data to the batch. The Generate Through and Assign BSI IDs functions may be used to generate new BSI IDs.
Only batches with a batch status of "Saved, not committed" may be edited. While adding or editing specimen data, keep in mind that data such as Date Drawn, Sample Modifiers and Subject ID, must be the same for all specimens with the same Sample ID.
To edit specimen data, open a batch in Edit mode, place the cursor in the field to edit and begin typing. Some fields, such as Freezer, offer a code list from which to choose values. To open this list simply double click in a field and press the Ellipsis (...) button that appears. To add a value to the field, click on a value in the list to highlight it and then press the OK button.
Users can change multiple fields within a column via the Mass Change option.
Users can enter text to find and then replace the found value using the Find and Replace option.
Data can be changed by importing a file and selecting the output fields and matching used during the import.