Creating a new location or editing an existing container will open the Location editor. The Location editor will appear differently depending on the type of container being edited.
The location editors consist of fields that define the parameters for the container and an error table at the bottom of the dialog. If there are errors present in the data entered, the fields with the errors will be shaded red and there will be rows describing the errors in the error table. All container types must be defined in the lkup_container_type code list before they can be added to as a location to the repository.
All containers require that an ID and a label be assigned to the container. The ID for a container must be unique within its container hierarchy. The label represents the actual label on the container and does not need to be unique. The system can generate unique labels in the Location editor, subcontainer editors, and in Specify Shipping Container Data in Requisitions.
When creating a new container, BSI will automatically fill in the label field with the container's place in the location hierarchy (for example, "Building 1, Freezer 2, Rack 5, ?"). The "?" question mark in the automatically generated label will be replaced with the container's ID when the container is saved. The automatically generated label is provided for convenience and does not have to be used. BSI will not make any changes to a label entered by a user when saving a new or existing container.
Users can create multi-specimen containers (MSCs) via the Locations editor. They can also change container dimensions or row/column formats.