Currently, the system does not remove or hide levels in containers and automatically moves the sub-levels and specimens to a higher level.
For example, consider the hierarchy - Freezer-Shelf->Rack->Drawer->Boxes.
To remove the drawer level in this hierarchy, below are the steps to be followed:
- Using 'Update Container' bulk import, create a temporary container, and move the boxes into the temp container.
- Using 'Update Container' bulk import, delete the drawers that need to be removed
- Using 'Update Container' bulk import, move the boxes back to the freezer under the rack by updating the parent location
Refer to https://openspecimen.atlassian.net/wiki/x/NoA_/ for bulk import instructions.
Note: If the containers being deleted have specimens that need to be made virtual or moved to a new location first.