Example: Uploading Plate-Formatted Data

This article describes one way that plate-formatted data can be uploaded to existing runs via Parsely

1) Make sure that you have already populated the values of the "Plate ID", "Row" and "Column" fields on the runs of your current step. In this example the values of these 3 properties were first specified using a file upload to an upstream step, but they appear automatically on the current step because "Plate ID", "Row" and "Column" are all fixed properties of the input resource assigned to the runs of the current step:

2) Open Parsely and define your data blocks. Use the Matrix data block type for plate-formatted data. Note that Parsely interprets multiple (M x N) matrix data blocks as containing data for multiple properties of the same (M x N) runs. Therefore if you wish to write data to the L x (M x N) runs corresponding to L plates, you will need to create L configurations or else transform the data into a Table data block type prior to upload.

In this example the single value of the Plate ID that should be uploaded with every value of every other data block in the configuration has been specified using a Table data block type in another worksheet tab:



If the plate ID is not in the data file, it can be specified via manual data entry.

3) Specify your run identifiers by mapping data block fields to properties on your step:


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