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Adding a Building Block

last updated at 2023-02-15

  1. Choose the type of building block you want to add (A). For more information on building block types, click here.
  2. If you chose a descriptive building block type, use searchfield (B) to search for a Ontology Term. This term together with your building block type describes your workflow.
    • Example 1: Component [instrument model] will describe any mass spectrometry instrument model used in your workflow (source).

    • Example 1 | Table

      Component [instrument model] Term Source REF (MS:1000031) Term Accession Number (MS:1000031)

    • Example 2 with unit: If you want to add a building block with a unit, check box (C) and use searchfield (D) to look for a fitting unit term. Factor [temperature] and degree Celsius as unit.

    • Example 2 with unit | Table

      Factor [temperature] Unit Term Source REF (PATO:0000146) Term Accession Number (PATO:0000146)

    • If you cannot find a fitting term, you can use the Advanced Term Search for both searchfield (B) and (D) with the blue links above the Add building block-button.

    • If you still cannot find a fitting term, you can write an issue to request a Term here OR use free text input.

  3. Click Add building block to insert the building block in an existing Annotation Table. The new building block will be added to the right of any currently selected column of the table.
    • 👀 Swate will automatically skip any reference columns.
  4. Any input or output building block will only add a single column, any descriptive building block will add three columns or four column if it is created with a unit. Only the main column column will be visible by default, all other reference columns will be hidden.
    • 👀 You can hold Ctrl and click the Autoformat Table quick access button to adjust column widths and unhide all hidden columns.

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