Edit a Sample or Container 🧪

Inventory Beta is available to all existing and new Enterprise customers, and will be available to Community users in the near future. Learn more at the RSpace Inventory Hub.


Various actions can be performed on samples and containers, such as:

Actions can be accessed right below the title of an item in view mode:

Actions are also available within a context menu that appears wherever item checkboxes can be selected, which allows for bulk actions:

On smaller screens, all context actions might not be visible: use the More actions icon to access all the other actions.


Click on Info to view information about the item, such as date created and modified. The barcode is a placeholder image for now. Click on the arrow to close the panel.


To edit a sample, subsample or container:

  1. When viewing the item, click on the Edit icon.
  1. You can now make edits to the fields. Some fields, such as the container type, cannot be changed after creation. Click on Save when done to confirm the changes.


You can duplicate items by clicking on Duplicate. If you are duplicating a subsample, the sample's total quantity will be increased to account for this additional subsample. The duplicated item will be placed on your Bench.


Moving is documented in Move Samples and Containers.


Just like in the ELN, items moved to trash can always be restored.

You can move items into the trash by clicking on the Trash button when viewing them. It is likely to appear in the More actions menu based on your screen size:

You can also move to trash in bulk by selecting items using their checkboxes in the left panel, then selecting Trash:


By default, search results only return Current items. You can view and restore items that are in the trash by using the advanced search to filter by either Current & In Trash, or by In Trash only.

An "in trash" status indicator is present on a trashed item, and editing and other actions are not available. You can click Restore to move the item out of the trash.

When restoring a sample, the active subsamples at the time of deletion will be restored as well. Restoring a container will not restore items that were contained in it.


Transferring is documented in Permissions and Sharing in Inventory.


You can only split subsamples.

To split a subsample:

  1. When viewing a sample, scroll down and select the subsample using the checkbox, then choose Split from the context menu, or choose Split from the context menu when viewing a subsample.
  1. Input the total number of subsamples you want to split this subsample into, then click on Split.
  1. The quantity of the original subsample will be split among the resulting subsamples evenly.

If you wish to split a subsample into uneven quantities, you can duplicate the subsample and edit the quantities in the Quantity field to reflect the split.

The new subsamples resulting from a split will be placed on your Bench.

Create Template

You can only create a template from an existing sample.

Creating templates is documented in Create and Use Sample Templates.

Add a File Attachment

Adding file attachments is documented in Add a File Attachment to an Inventory Item.

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