This topic describes how to import assay data about your samples. You should already have defined the assay structure of your data and how it will map to your samples. You can follow this topic to upload our example data to the "Tutorial Assay" once you have created it.
Note that our assay data assumes you have followed the previous steps and already created enough samples in the "Tutorial Samples" Sample Type to have the Sample IDs "Tutorial-003" through "Tutorial-012" available to associate with our data. You can confirm this by selecting Tutorial Samples from the main menu and add more if necessary.

Import Data

Locate the correct assay design and click Import Data. You can select it by name from the assays list on the main menu or using the dropdown in the Recent Assay Data panel on the home page.

Enter Run Details

Enter the Run Details requested. Any fields that are required will be marked with an asterisk (the getting started tutorial does not include any required fields). The Assay Id field will be the name for this run of data. If you don't enter a name here, an Assay ID will be generated for you. If you upload a data file, the filename will be used. Otherwise, it will be a concatenation of the assay design name and the date and time.

For the getting started tutorial, enter:

  • Assay Id: "Run1"
  • Date: "2019-10-01" (the time "00:00" will autopopulate if you don't select a time)
  • Instrument: "INS-01"

Enter Data (Results)

You can enter the result data in one of three ways:

Upload Files

Drag and drop the file(s) containing your result data into the target area or click the region to select a file. If needed, you can first download a template file of the expected format by clicking Template.

The first three rows of data will be shown for a quick verification before you upload. If any fields are unrecognized, they will be ignored and a banner will be shown.

If everything looks as expected, click Import to import the data. For large files (over 100kb), you may see a notice that your import will be done in the background, freeing you to continue using the app for other use. Learn more about background imports in this topic.

Copy-and-Paste Data

If drag and drop upload is not convenient, you can copy and paste a tab-separated set of values directly into the box on the Copy-and-Paste Data tab. The column headings must be included in what you paste.

Click Import to import the data. If your copy is more than 1000 rows, you may see a notice that your import will be done in the background, freeing you to continue using the app for other use. Learn more about background imports in this topic.

Note that you cannot copy and paste data that uses the "Multi-line Text" data type. To import multiline text fields, use another method.

Enter Data into Grid

If neither method described above is appropriate, you can use the Enter Data Into Grid tab to type directly into the entry window. Start by adding the number of rows you want to add and clicking Add row(s).

Enter values directly into the grid. Note that when you begin typing into the field you have defined as mapping to samples (shown here "SampleID") it will show the set of samples available. Select the correct mapping for each row.

Note that any columns that are required will be marked with an asterisk (*). Before you can import the data, these columns will need a valid value in every row.

Bulk Insert

You can also use the Bulk Insert button to prefill the grid with many rows of data with some or all values in common. Enter the number of rows to add and provide values that those rows should share. You do not need to enter a value for every column.

After bulk inserting rows, you can hand edit as needed in the grid view.

Bulk Update

Once data has been entered into the grid, either directly or using bulk insert, you can select one or more rows and click Bulk Update to assign new values to all the selected rows for one or more columns. In the popup, use the "Disabled/Enabled" slider to activate updating any row and enter the new value. Values in columns which are disabled in the update will remain unchanged.

Delete Rows

If you enter extra rows by mistake, you can select them using the checkboxes and click Delete Rows.

Complete Import and Review Data

Click Import when ready to import. If there are any missing or invalid values, you will need to fix them before the import will complete.

When your data has been imported, you will see the results for the specific run you just entered. Run details are at the top, results in a grid below.

The results grid can be searched, sorted, and filtered. Learn more in the topic: Data Grid Basics

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