You have just finished importing assay results into a protocol, when you realize that you have mapped data to the wrong protocol. How can you undo the import and delete the data file?
When you imported your assay data, you probably created a new run of the protocol, and mapped your file into this Protocol and Run. Once the run has been deleted, you can re-create it, and import the data into the correct location.
- Go to Explore Data tab-> Protocols sub-tab -> Protocol Name -> Run Date -> Run details
- Another way to get there, is to click the run date from the Import Report page.
No matter how you go there, from here you can delete the run:
- At the bottom of the side-panel, click Delete this run. All the data you imported into this run will now be deleted.
- If the data in your file was mapped into two different runs of the same protocol, or two different protocols, repeat above steps for each run.
IMPORTANT! If the run was uploaded with plate data and you delete a run, the associated plate(s) will NOT be deleted as well. This might impact a re-upload of data containing these plate-names. In such a case, you will also have to delete the associated plates. Be wary in case other data is associated with these plates (you will get a warning before attempting to delete them). See this article on how to delete a plate.