Sample MetaData File
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An example Sample MetaData File can be found here
Row names: sample IDs where valid characters are A-Z a-z 0-9 _
- - _ # . / and space will not throw errors, but unexpected behaviors can occur with certain functions.
Column names: Sample MetaData column names where ( ) will be replaced with [ ] and \ ' , ; " will be replaced with _. Note, it is also best to avoid the following characters as they are not acceptable when building statistical model statements both in Array Studio and other tools like R and SAS: ~ + - * / : ^ | Similarly, avoid starting a name with a digit. Use the ToolTipText and Alias Column Properties to supplement a coded column name.
- Any names listed in Comparison MetaData File MetaColumns must also be a column in the Sample MetaData File.
- Treatment, CellType, and Tissue are required MetaColumns in the Comparison MetaData File,
- so must also be included in the Sample MetaData File.
The image below shows an example of a metadata table before registry in the land.
ProjectName is required due to the project level access controls - if a sample is not associated with a project, it will be hidden from all non-admin users.
To display metadata variables in a tree structure when browsing data in the Land, specify the structure in column names like: