Once you have a folder containing one or more sample sets, you can view them at several levels.

View All Sample Sets

You can add the Sample Sets web part to any folder that has the Experiment module enabled. This web part lists all of the sample sets available in the current folder. Note the "Sample Count" field, which is a reserved, calculated column that shows the number of samples currently in a given sample set.

You can see this example in LabKey's proteomics demo.

View an Individual Sample Set

Clicking on the name of any sample set brings you to the individual view of the set and it's properties (metadata). For example, clicking on the Yeast Sample Set in the web part shown above brings you here:

Options on this page:

  • Edit Fields: Add or modify the metadata fields associated with this sample set. See Field Properties Reference.
  • Edit Set: Change the description.
  • Delete Set: Delete the sample set.
  • Import More Samples: See Import Sample Sets.
You can also hover over any row to reveal (edit) and (details) icons.

View an Individual Sample

Clicking on the name of any sample in the sample set brings you to a detailed view of the sample.

The Sample Set Contents page shows you:

  • Standard properties. These are properties defined for a group of samples at the sample-set level.
  • Custom properties. These are properties of this individual sample.
  • Parent samples. The current sample was derived from these samples.
  • Child samples. The current sample has been used to derive the listed child samples. This might happen (for example) if you have subdivided the sample into smaller aliquots.
  • Runs using this material or derived material. All listed runs use this sample as an input.
It also provides links to:
  • Edit the properties of the sample.
  • Derive samples from this sample. This is covered in the next topic.

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