How do I copy an existing sample?

If many of your samples are the same, you don't need to recreate the sets and specimens every time you create a sample - just copy an existing sample.

)If you commonly cast the same number of samples to be tested at the same times, you can easily copy a representative sample over and over instead of creating the same sets every time. The second part of these instructions even explain how to create one or more templates so that you don't need to remember which sample is which - the template's sample number will tell you.

Here are the steps:

  1. After logging into ForneyTools, click the Project Home link.CreateSample0
  2. From the list of projects on the project index page, click on the project to which you want to add this new sample. Click here if you want to learn how to add a new project.
  3. From the list of locations within your selected project on the location index page, click on the location to which you want to add this new sample. Click here if you want to learn how to add a new location.CreateSample2
  4. On the sample index page, click the "Copy" link to the right of the sample you want to copy.
  5. Type the sample number of the copy.
  6. Choose the project to which this new sample belongs.
  7. And choose the location of this new sample.
  8. Choose the sample date of your new sample.
  9. And choose the sample time.
  10. Fill in the rest of the sample data like slump, air, temperature, etc.
  11. Scroll to the bottom of the copy sample page and click the Create button.
  12. ForneyTools will navigate to the project and location you selected to display your new sample.
  13. To make this process even easier in the future, we recommend that you create a "Templates" project to house your typical samples so that you can start there instead of trying to remember which sample you want to copy.  From the Project Home screen, create a new project (click here if you want to learn how to add a new project). We recommend using an underscore (_) as the first character of the name so that this project is listed near the top of the project list alphabetically.
  14. Click on your new "_Templates" project and create a "Templates" location (click here if you want to learn how to add a new location).
  15. You can either copy a sample you already created, or create a new one (click here to learn how to create a sample). Name your sample so that it indicates the sets underneath. In this example, the name is "1x7 1x14 3x28 1xhold," which means one 7-day, one 14-day, three 28-day, and one hold specimens.
  16. Every sample needs a sample date.  However, for this template sample, you don't want it to show up for testing, so give it a sample date far into the past so that the test dates for all specimens have already past.
  17. Now when you want to create a sample that contains these sets, simply navigate to the "_Templates" project and location, and click copy as described in the steps above.
  18. If you have more than one "typical" sample, create a template for each of them.