Benchling has released a powerful new version of the registration table. This article describes the historical registration table. Read about the new registration table.
What is a registration table?
A registration table enables users to register the following directly from a Notebook entry:
- New Schema Entity, includes child entities
- New Schema Entity and Batch
- New Batch of an existing Entity
Insert a Registration Table into your entry or template
Open your Notebook entry or template.
In your entry's formatting bar, click on Insert > Registration Table. In the Insert registration table modal (pictured below), you can either choose an Entity or a Batch registration table.
- If you would like to create entities only, select Entity.
- If you would like to create new entities and a batch for each entity, select Batch.
- If you would like to create new batches of existing entities, select Batch.
Select the schema for which you want to create entities/batches, and the desired Name and Registry ID Settings.
Use the Registration Table to look up metadata of an existing schema entity in the Registry
If you'd like to look up metadata of an existing entity of the Registration Table Schema, enter the descriptive name or registry ID of the entity (pictured below):
Once you've selected the entity of interest, you'll see the metadata load in the adjacent columns.
Create a batch of an existing entity
Following the steps listed above, enter batch metadata into the batch field columns adjacent to the populated entity columns. After data entry, click on the Register icon to register your batch (pictured below):
The Batch column will populate with the Batch ID of your registered batch.
Simultaneously create a new entity and batch
To create a new entity and batch, just enter all entity and batch field information and click Register. Once registered, the Entity column will be populated with the Registry entity that you've just created. You will not be able to to register if:
- You have entered incorrect data types.
- You have not completed a required field.