Creating or selecting a master post for an experiment

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In order to repopulate the metadata menus in a particular Notebook you can create a Master Entry that defines the metadata that will be used for an experiment. When you create a new Entry you will be able to select from the Section or other metadata keys that you created as part of the Master Entry. The use of a Master Entry is especially useful in a Notebook with multiple authors, as it ensures that everyone is using the same metadata values. A Entry author can choose to add new metadata keys if they want to, leaving the metadata scheme extensible if required.

To create a Master Entry for an experiment, create a Entry with a Section that describes the experiment, and the appropriate metadata keys and values that you expect to use in the experiment. See Defining the metadata for your experiment and Adding metadata to your entries, for information on how to choose and add metadata to your Entry.

Once you have created the Entry and saved it, the next time you or anyone else creates a Entry in that Notebook the metadata values you selected are available to use in the Entry.

You might also want to create a Master Entry or template for different Entry types that contains the metadata appropriate for that Entry type. For example, Entries describing an experimental method might include different metadata to a Entry describing the results of an analysis.

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