Edit a sample

When you edit an existing Ion Reporter™ Software sample, you can add or remove BAM data files, and add, remove, or change sample attributes.

You cannot edit the presintalled demonstration samples that are provided with Ion Reporter™ Software. For more information, see Demonstration samples.

You cannot edit locked samples. For more information, see Lock a sample.

  1. In the Samples tab, click Overview.
  2. In the Samples table, select the sample that you want to edit, then click Edit.
  3. Add the BAM data files from the table to the sample.
    1. Select the checkbox for the data file that contains the sample that you want to edit, then click Add to Sample.

      The Add to Sample tab on the right is active after you select at least one data file in the table.

      The Files included area lists the files for this sample, and the count of data files is displayed. A new sample box appears and Next is available.

  4. Click Next to move to the Attributes step in the workflow bar, then edit the attributes that are associated with the sample.

    Option

    Description

    Set the value of a preexisting attribute.

    1. Click the field in the column of the attribute heading.

    2. Enter a value or select a value from a list.

    Add an attribute and set its value.

    1. Click Add Attribute and select an attribute from the list.

    2. Click the field in the column of the attribute heading.

    3. Enter a value or select a value from a list.

    You can create a sample preset that can be used for future analyses. For more information, see Create a custom sample attribute.

  5. Click Next.
  6. In the Review step, click Save.

The sample or samples are now ready for analysis. For more information, see Launch an analysis.