How to remove a level from a container?

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:

  1. Using 'Update Container' bulk import, create a temporary container, and move the boxes into the temp container.
  2. Using 'Update Container' bulk import, delete the drawers that need to be removed
  3. 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.