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Collecting experimental data using a pre-defined form element
Collecting experimental data using a pre-defined form element
Create a dataset with the data compiled in our form element, previously designed in a protocol.
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Written by Ilya letnik
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Experimental data can be summarized in a dataset table using the forms-to-datasets functionality.

A dataset in Labguru is a table that can be created from various sources, it can be a set of experimental results on which you can run an analysis.

In Labguru, datasets can be generated from a form element, having the information you need to fill structured and saved in a table for further analysis.


First, create a protocol that includes a form element (see this article to learn how to do it). 

Important Note: When generating your form, note that in order for the form to be linked with a dataset form fields must be named. The fields' names will represent the column name in the dataset table.

The form that you build can be linked with a dataset by clicking on 'Link with dataset'

There are two types of Datasets that can be generated from a form element:

  1. A serial dataset- For this kind of dataset, each time the protocol will be used in a new experiment, an additional row will be added to the dataset.
    This is suitable when data from various pages should be gathered in one table.

  2. A table dataset- With this type of dataset you will generate a form as a text table, that will contain the form fields, and this table will become one dataset.

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