In a carefully designed protocol with a correct samples tracking configuration (sample reference and target labware; more info here: Enabling🏷️ Sample tracking in your experiments), OneLab will be able to record sample information.
In addition, you can also enter your own sample and labware identifiers during the experiment preparation.
By doing so, OneLab will store all the information in the database and will allow you to export your sample information at the end of the experiment.
THREE ways for entering sample and labware identifiers (IDs):
1 - Manually
In the material list or at the bench preparation step (for Andrew+), click on "+ Labware ID" or "+ Sample ID" and manually enter the identifier that you want to store.
2 - Using a Barcode Wand
You can use a standard plug-and-play wand to scan barcodes.
Select the first field that you want to fill out by clicking on "+ Labware ID" or "+ Sample ID" and start scanning barcodes.
After each scan, OneLab will automatically move to the next field.
Note: If you want to fill out "Labware ID", OneLab will select the next field within the same list. Similarly when filling out "Sample ID".
3 - Importing sample information from a file
Bulk import sample information from your external data source by using the "Import Sample Info" option.
Upload a tabular data file (.CSV) that contains the sample IDs and metadata corresponding to sample references.
This option is accessible from:
(in every experiment setup)
Located on the top right corner of the "Solutions at start" section
Located in the consumable holder detailed view (under the holder preview)
Note: Imported sample data will affect the entire "Solutions at start" list.
Note: Imported sample data will ONLY affect the "Solutions at start" contained in the selected consumable holder.
a. Click on the "Import samples info" button
By default, an imported file containing only a simple list of words will be imported as a list of sample IDs.
Alternatively, OneLab will require setting up a title for each column of data. Titles could be as follows: LabwareName, Position, LabwareID, SampleName, SampleID, SampleVolume
Note: By clicking on the "Download template" button, you will get a template (.csv) that is generated from the sample references defined in your protocol.
b. Then click on "Import samples info" and browse to the location that contains your file (.csv).
If the uploaded file matches the format required by OneLab, the sample information will be filled out with your provided data.
Complete your protocol preparation by following the on-screen instructions and then start your experiment.