Data input & Templates

Gain a deeper understanding of data editors and templates and learn about the different ways of data input.


Working with data editors

Use data editors to view and manage your documents and templates. Each editor provides a different view on your data. Data editors support a variety of use cases. Which editors are available depends on the document type and the document setup.

You can access the available editors using the action bar of the document pane. The following data editors are available:

  • Observations editor
  • By Sequence editor
  • By Position editor
  • References editor

For details, please consult the »How-to Guide« Working with data editors.


Working with templates

PLA 3.0 supports your method life cycle from early stages to development and operation. Develop your methods using documents. Implement your methods by saving your documents as templates.

Use templates to provide initial values for your documents and apply protection settings to document elements to fine-tune your document setup regarding the visibility of elements, or the possibility to add, edit, or delete elements. In contrast to standard documents, templates should not contain any data and can therefore not be calculated.

For details, please consult the »How-to Guide« Working with templates.


Acquiring data

Data acquisition in PLA 3.0 allows you to import response values from external systems into existing PLA 3.0 documents. The acquired values are imported with traceability information (time stamp of the acquisition, the user who acquired the data, and original value) and details about the source file as well as the Data Acquisition Module used.

For details on the data acquisition process in general, please consult the  PLA 3.0 User Guide. For details on the Data Acquisition Modules available for PLA 3.0, please go to Add-ons & Analytical methods.


Aggregrating data

Aggregate data from your experiments and combine the results for a comprehensive analysis of your assays. Data aggregation allows for an automatic flow of data and results from one PLA 3.0 document to another, thus supporting complex and compliant operations. Common use cases include:

  • Combining results of assay runs for the calculation of a reportable value
  • Using your assay archive to develop equivalence margins
  • Monitoring your assay runs

For details on the data aggregation process in general, please consult the PLA 3.0 User Guide. For details on how to employ data aggregation in the context of assay monitoring with control charts, please consult the »How-to Guide« Using control charts for assay monitoring.