Module 7: Update a SampleΒΆ

The main difference between programmatically creating new samples and updating existing ones is that the MODIFY action should be used instead of the ADD action:


Please note that the new sample XML must either contain the original alias or the assigned accession number for the correct sample to be updated.

Detailed advice on how to programmatically update samples using XML including instructions for retrieving previously submitted Sample XMLs can be found in Programmatic Submission Options. Sample XMLs can also be manually edited using the Webin XML and reports portal.