Archiving ensures that data in Benchling is not erroneously deleted. When data is archived, it is hidden from working view. You can easily search and recover any archived data.
Archive an Entity
Note: Archiving an entity will also archive all batches associated with it. Archiving an entity will not archive child entities associated with it.
Go to your Registry entity's Metadata tab and navigate to the Archive button.
2. A pop up will ask you to select the reason for archiving the entity and a Registry Action. A Registry action is required in case you would like to unregister the entity.
Note: If you archive an entity without unregistering it, the name and Registry ID will be unavailable for future entities.
Archive a Batch
Note: Batches are legacy feature. While visible in the UI, the creation of new batch schemas will no longer be available. As child entities offer more functionality than their batch counterparts, Benchling recommends using child entities instead of batches. If you are still using Batches, you can archive them by the process below.
1. Navigate to the Batches tab on your Registry batch and select the Archive button.
2. A pop up will ask you the reason for archiving the batch.
You can view your archived data by following the instructions in the Display archived data help article.