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Auto-Save and Validation(return to top)

  • BioData saves and validates data as it is entered
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Validation Status Icons

Validation status icons are displayed in lists of samples, study reaches, and lab orders.

StatusIconDescription
ValidPassed all BioData validation tests
InvalidFailed one or more BioData validation tests

 

 

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  • Data that does not meet validation criteria will be highlighted with a RED box (shown below)
  • A message at the bottom of the screen can be toggled to display a list of validation errors
  • Errors can quickly be found and fixed using the (Fix it) link

 

Examples of Validation displays on data entry screens

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Valid Sample
Valid Study Reach
Valid Lab Order
Sample with errors (Invalid)
Click on message to details (Invalid)
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Required Fields
  • Required fields are indicated with a red * (shown below)