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Data Classes Overview

Data Classes define the data that are stored in the laboratory database. A set of Data Classes are one component of each Data Store. For example, a set of Data Classes may represent the types of data (e.g. subject phenotypes, genetic information, test results, images, etc) that need to be collected for a particular experiment.

Data Classes are defined by a name, description, and a set of attributes. The attributes describe the data being represented (e.g. for a "subject" Data Class, attributes might include "name", "age", and "gender"). Each Data Class also contains information about the web form input fields, or widgets, that should be used when adding new items (or querying for existing items). For example, you may want to use radio buttons (see below) for entering the gender of a subject or you may want to use a drop down box.

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drop down box

Data Class Attributes
Viewing Data Classes
Creating Data Classes
Deleting Data Classes
Editing Data Classes