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Specimen Authoring Tool - Uploading a Mapped Data File into the Project Warehouse

by Rachelle Howell, George A. Howlett

When uploading a mapped data file into the Project Warehouse, you must:

  • Upload the mapping file (*.ind file) to either the repetition-level data folder, the repetition-level documentation folder, the trial-level documentation folder, or the experiment-level documentation folder (as described in this wiki page).

When the inDEED tool looks for a mapping file (*.ind file) it will search the Project Warehouse directories in the following order

  1. ../Exp-#/Trial-#/Rep-#/xxx_Data (location of the data file)
  2. ../Exp-#/Trial-#/Rep-#/Documentation
  3. ../Exp-#/Trial-#/Documentation
  4. ../Exp-#/Documentation
  5. ../Documentation (project-level documentation folder)

and it will stop looking when it encounters a mapping file. For example, a mapping file located in one of the documentation folders will not be used if there is a mapping file located in the data folder with the data file.

  • Upload the data file to the appropriate data (Exp-#\Trial-#\Rep-#\xxx_Data) or analysis folder (only files located in these folders can be tagged as inDEED files)
  • Associate the data file with inDEED

The Project Warehouse cannot automatically detect whether or not a a data file has an associated mapping file. You must manually tag the data file as an inDEED file so that the Project Warehouse can make this connection.

Tagging a Data File in The Project Editor

In the Project Editor, locate the data file that you wish to associate with inDEED and click the edit link.


In the Edit dialog box, change the “Tool” field to inDEED.


Tagging a Data File in PEN

When you import a data file using PEN, you can set the tool flag on the “Info” tab for that file. You can change this field for both local (blue) files and files that have already been uploaded into the Project Warehouse (black or grey files).


Verifying an inDEED Association

To verify that you have created the inDEED association correctly, go to the experiment page for the experiment to which the data file belongs, and check to see if the file is listed in the interactive column of the data section.


Click on the interactive link and, if your inDEED association was successful, you will see your data file. The data file will have an icon to the left of the file name, and the inDEED tool will be listed as the associated application.


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