Measure mode runs can be aggregated by the values in any column of the Execute Experiment tab. Aggregation can be enabled by right clicking on any header and selecting "Aggregate by..." When runs have been aggregated the bottom panel will update:
- The header of the column used for aggregation will appear dark gray.
- The number of rows displayed for runs will be reduced from the default one row per run to the number of rows need to display unique rows determined by the values in the "Aggregate by..." column. In the example above, 384 runs representing the distinct cell culture resources in each of 384 wells collapse to just 4 objects, one for each 96-well plate, as the Plate ID is used as the aggregation property.
- If an aggregated column has more than one distinct value for each of the runs, the corresponding cell will display the individual values in a number of formats. By default the cell will display a sorted, comma-separated list of the unique values. The aggregation method for a property can also be customized. For example, for numeric properties the list of values can be replaced with the Mean, Range, Min, Max or Median of the individual values. Process Admins and Designers can save aggregation settings for any step, so that future experiments will display data according to the stored aggregation methods every time that step is displayed.
- Check boxes on the left are replaced with aggregation icons, and will display a check box on mouse-over. Selected run aggregations can be propagated to other steps.
Run aggregations can be toggled on/off by right clicking on any column and selecting "Show individual runs", then "Apply saved aggregation settings".
Run aggregations must be turned off before data can be manually edited. If one or more run groups are selected, then selecting "Show individual runs" from the context menu on any header will automatically snap to the first of the selected runs.