Force Column Types

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Import Table

When tables are imported (from text or Excel files), OmicSoft will by default guess column type. But, users can control column properties upon import:

  1. To enforce a column to be String (and not Factor or numeric), add @String@ before the column name in the text file
  2. To enforce a column to be Factor, add @Factor@ before the column name in the text file
  3. To enforce a column to be CompositeFactor, add @CompositeFactor@ before the column name in the text file

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Example When Importing Under the Analysis Tab

The file is imported using Add Data | Add Table Data:

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Column will be set to Factor.

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When adding Land Metadata, users can also force column types

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