Query Metadata for Assay Tables

You can associate query metadata with an individual assay design, or all assay designs that are based on the same type of assay (e.g., "NAb" or "Viability").

Example. Assay table names are based upon the name of the assay design. For example, consider an assay design named "Example" that is based on the "Viability" assay type. This design would be associated with three tables in the schema explorer: "Example Batches", "Example Runs", and "Example Data."

Associate metadata with a single assay design. To attach query metadata to the "Example Data" table, you would normally create a /queries/assay/Example Data.query.xml metadata file. This would work well for the "Example Data" table itself. However, this method would not allow you to re-use this metadata file for a new assay design that is also based on the same assay type ("Viability" in this case).

Associate metadata with all assay designs based on a particular assay type. To permit re-use of the metadata, you need to create a query metadata file whose name is based upon the assay type and table name. To continue our example, you would create a query metadata file callled /assay/Viability/queries/Data.query.xml to attach query metadata to all data tables based on the Viability-type assay.

As with other query metadata in module files, the module must be activated (in other words, the appropriate checkbox must be checked) in the folder's settings.

See Modules: Queries, Views and Reports and Modules: Query Metadata for more information on query metadata.

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