To create containers, barcodes must be uploaded FIRST. In this proces you will associate barcodes with a temporary container type. This is accomplished as described in “Creating a Container Series” below. Once the barcodes have been uploaded into Arctos, the containers that they represent can be edited as described in “Editing an Individual Container” and “Bulk Editing Containers”.

Creating a Container Series

This will allow you to upload barcodes into Arctos. Barcodes will later have to be edited in “Container Edit” before use.

Use the Arctos drop-down menus to select Manage Data > Object Tracking > Create Container Series


Editing an Individual Container

From the Arctos drop-down menus select Manage Data > Object Tracking > Find Container

Edit Container Page - On this page you will need to fill the following fields:

Here is an example: You are making a new freezer box. You know it will be placed in the -80 freezer in Room 2212 on the top shelf, rack A, tray 1, and in the last position on that tray.

Congratulations! You have just made a freezer box that can be found in the large freezer in Room 2212 on the top shelf in rack A, tray 1, and in the last position on that tray.


Finding and Editing an Individual Container:

Use the Arctos dropdown menus to select Manage Data > Object Tracking > Find Container

All finished! You can exit this window and look at the new changes by going back to the “Find Container” page and clicking on the “Search” button again to refresh the page without having to re-enter the barcode.


Bulk Editing Containers

This is used to convert barcodes into containers in bulk. Converting barcodes into containers allows you to assign them to specimen parts or convert them into boxes, shelves, racks, etc…

Use the Arctos dropdown menus to select Manage Data > Object Tracking > Bulk Edit Container