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Batch update entries in several Collections

 

It is possible to batch update Objects that belong to different Collections.

This can be done from the Object Browser page, under Utilities. Two options are available:

 

  1. XLS Batch Update Objects: batch update via Excel template file.
  2. Batch Update Objects: batch update via .tsv template file.

 

XLS Batch Update Objects

This option for batch update is available since openBIS version 20.10.3. It allows to update Objects of different types that belong to different Collections.

You can select which types you want to update from the list of available types.

 

You can then download the template that will allow you to update Objects of the selected types to single or multiple Collections. The Space, Project, Collection need to be entered in the file. The complete path for Projects and Collections need to be used. In addition, identifiers for the Objects need to be provided: identifiers are unique in openBIS, by providing them openBIS will know which Objects have to be updated. Example file: SAMPLE-GENERAL-UPDATE-EXPERIMENTAL_STEP-MASS_MEASUREMENT-SAMPLE-template

 

 

Batch Update Objects

 

The batch update via .tsv file allows to batch update only one type of Object at a time. However, it is possible to update Objects that belong to several Collections.

This batch update method is kept for backward compatibility, but it will be phased out.

 

 

The Space, Project, Collection need to be entered in the file. The complete path for Projects and Collections need to be used. In addition, identifiers for the Objects need to be provided: identifiers are unique in openBIS, by providing them openBIS will know which Objects have to be updated.