Modifying All the Specimens in a Container

LDMS has a feature for changing the condition and specimen comments, and assigning the never store property to all specimens in a storage item at once. This feature can be useful if something happened to all of the specimens in a storage container. For example, if a freezer failed, you could use this feature to change the condition code for all of the specimens to thawed.

To access this feature in the Storage Management task, find the storage item in the Storage Structure on the left side of the screen, then right-click on the container and select Bulk Update Specimens of Container. Due to the large amount of data this feature can modify at once, using the bulk update feature requires a challenge password from LDMS User Support.

Figure: Bulk specimen update window. The bulk specimen update window. The comment will be added to the specimen comment, not the storage comment.