Using the forms-to-datasets functionality in Labguru datasets can be created.
These can be in a form of a table dataset, as we discuss in this article, or a serial dataset (where you can learn more about here).
A table dataset is generated from a text table with the form fields. This form-to-dataset option will create a new dataset, each time you will start an experiment from the protocol the form is part of.
To create a table dataset:
A. After opening a form element in your protocol, add a text table from the text editor with the desired dimensions.
B. Make sure to create Headers by clicking on the "H" symbol on the table menu. The headers will act as the headers for the dataset as well.
C. You can then add the form fields into the table's cells.
D. Click on "Link with dataset"
E. A window will pop with the option to choose the type of dataset. To choose a table dataset, click on "Table dataset".
In addition, when you perform an experiment with the form-table template, you can select the option to duplicate the last row (1-99 times in one go) and edit the content. This way you need to create a table with one row in your protocol, and add as many rows as you need in your experiment.
To enable the option to duplicate rows- click on "Settings" in the form element in your protocol, after you linked it with a table dataset.
Next, select "Allow duplicate rows".
Then, when you start an experiment from this protocol, you will see this option in the experiment.