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Question: Can I rename a design file and use it in a study?

Topic: caArray Usage

Release: caArray 2.4.0

Date entered: 10/14/2010

Details about the Question

When importing a new design file, I got a message: "An array design already exists with the name... and provider ....". Can I rename the file to upload and use it in my study?


No. The reason is that the name of the design file is referenced in the experiment data file; change of the name of the design file will result in validation error while you import your experiment data.

If a copy of the design file with exact same name and provider already exists in the caArray, you do not have to load a new copy; you can use the file for your study. If you want to reload a copy of a design file with the same name, you should delete that file first.

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