Issue 652: Controlling the (#) suffix added to replicate filenames from a .wiff Import

issues
Status:resolved
Assigned To:Brendan MacLean
Type:Todo
Area:Skyline
Priority:3
Milestone:4.3
Opened:2019-05-23 by hogan
Changed:2019-05-23 by Brendan MacLean
Resolved:2019-05-23 by Brendan MacLean
Resolution:By Design
Closed:
2019-05-23 hogan
Title»Controlling the (#) suffix added to replicate filenames from a .wiff Import
Assigned ToGuest»Brendan MacLean
Type»Todo
Area»Skyline
Priority»3
Milestone»4.3
Hello,

Is there a way to have skyline not assign the (#) suffix to replicate file names?

Thanks!

2019-05-23 Brendan MacLean
resolve as By Design
Statusopen»resolved
Make the file names unique. Skyline only starts adding # suffixes when the resulting replicate names will not be unique.

You can also change these default names in two ways:
1. Edit > Manage Results - then double-click on a replicate you want to rename, or select it and click the Rename button.
2. In the Document Grid, create a report/view with "Replicate Name" as a field. This is an editable field, and allows you to rename in bulk with copy-paste or type in names more quickly and press Enter to commit the change.

We need to have some way to disambiguate duplicate names, similar to what Windows Explorer does when you try to rename a file to an existing name.