Research Data Management
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ARC Commander Manual
Installing the ARC Commander
Before we start
ISA Metadata Functions
Desktop, via installer (beta-stage)
Desktop, manually (recommended)
Building Block Types
Adding a Building Block
Using Units with Building Blocks
Filling cells with ontology terms
Advanced Term Search
Frequently Asked Questions
last updated at 2023-04-06
After the setup steps, you're all set and ready to start using the Arc Commander.
- For all following steps it is assumed, that you opened a shell or command prompt within a directory you want to initiate as an ARC
- Note that each input that contains non-literal characters must be encapsulated in quotation marks when entered within the shell. This also applies when using the editor for numerals that are no numbers (dates, phone numbers, etc.).
arc defines the path to the ArcCommander executable (e.g. on Windows "C:\Users\userA\programs\ArcCommander\arc.exe").
- Every input can be entered by using the shell. For user friendly experience, an editor may pop up if no arguments are given. After entering the required values, save and close the editor.
⚠️ Note: We strongly recommend to read the in-depth guides to the ARC Commander on the following pages!
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