This section describes a Batch Update function that will allow Labs to apply updates to previously created analytical results residing in ADAMS, through CSV/XML batch files.
The CSV/XML file formats to be used are based on the current file formats which are operational for the Import of results. The procedure and working of the Batch Update function is very similar to that of the Batch Import function (acknowledgement, posting, error-handling, etc).
As for the data content in the input file, Labs may limit the data they provide in the file to the particular updates they want to enforce upon the data recorded in the database. There will be no need to specify all sample data as it is stored in the database, just the updated values.
The user right to perform the Batch Update is not by default assigned to any user access role, and needs to be configured specifically. This can be done in the Admin section (User Role Management) by creating a new role, thereby including the user right Lab results Updater, and assigning this role to the desired user account profile (see the User Guide Administrators, section User Role Management).