Workspace Templates

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Now, I've been emphasizing using groups, because in the end, I don't want to have to go through and redo this analysis over and over again, week after week, if I'm writing the same staining panels on different samples, or at different time points, if I'm doing a time course experiment. I've done all this analysis, right? We just spent an hour doing it.

I don't want to do that again next week. What I'm going to emphasize, is that we have a couple different files save types. Under the File tab, in the workspace window, you can just do a basic save, which will save your workspace as a workspace. When we save a workspace, it actually calls in the data from wherever you bought it in originally. If I open this saved workspace, everything will be as I left it. I'll have my gates, my groups, my gating tree, all the samples in those groups, the layouts, and the tables will all be there, along with the data files that I originally brought in.

There is also a Save As option that is saving as a template, so export as a template. This will create a WSPT file, instead of a WSP. The only difference, is that it doesn't call in the original data. It contains all of the structure of the analysis, without bringing in data. I'm going to save this export as a template, WSPT on my desktop. Save it, and I'll close this guy, and I'm going to open up that WSPT file.

You'll notice that it's just waiting for data. It sits here, it's drags samples here, it's notated, there's the gates, here's the layout that we created, and it's just waiting for data. Now, when I bring in my next run of data, or the same run in this case, I'll show you, but as long as the naming schemes are the same, so the data parses out into the dynamic groups that we've created. When I drag and drop this information in, all of the dynamic groups pick up the samples based on their names, and the data just fills into my layouts.

All I have to do is batch report, to generate my reports and start reviewing all of the gating structure on those new samples. My tables are already there, waiting to just press the cog button to create a table, and generate a report. I just pushed myself for next week's run, from making groups and gates, to reviewing those gating structures on the new data, with a click of a button.