Data Transfer
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Once your genotype data is free from contradictions it is ready to be transferred into the Genotypes table where complex Analysis and Data Retrieval procedures may take place. (See the Study help page for more details about SNPator structure).

Data Transfer will not take place if any incoherence is found.

If the data are ready to be transferred, SNPator will, first of all, erase all the results currently stored in the Genotypes table and, then, will copy there all the non-cancelled results in the Raw Genotypes table (belonging to all plates present in the study even if they have been already transferred before). Only one result for genotype will be transferred. This is no problem, since at this point all the genotypes for a given SNP and Sample have to be identical thanks to the Quality Control process.

In order to keep data free from contradictions, SNPator will not transfer any result associated to a SNP or Sample not previously defined. You have, however, the possibility of selecting an option to force it to define them on the spot:

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By ticking this box, new SNPs and Samples corresponding to the Genotypes being transferred will be automatically created in the SNP and Sample tables in case they did not exist.

Note that this option is a VERY easy way to create Samples and SNPs. Much easier indeed than uploading them. However, it has to be taken with care:

You can choose to allow for multiallelic SNPs in SNPpator.

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By ticking this box you are allowing that data from SNPs with more than two alleles is transferred into the Genotypes table.

If this box is not ticked and multiallelic SNPs are detected, the Data Transfer process will be aborted and the corresponding note will be inserted in the User Results section.

You have to be extra careful. Multiallelic SNPs can be stored and managed, but having multiallelic SNPs in your Study may cause that some of the analysis performed SNPator provide erroneous results.

- If there are warnings in the coherence control (as for example when we get a "AA" and an "A" for the same result), the data transfer will usually not be allowed.

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By clicking this box, however, these warnings will not be taken into account and the data transfer will be forced.


- Finally, by selecting the Keep validity option

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If we transfer a Genotype to the Genotypes table of SNPator that was already there, its validity status will be conserved and we will not have to perform the validation process again for it. This option is selected by default.