When custom metadata is provided, we always upload all the custom metadata known about a sample and automatically configure it based on the schemas defined in your
When navigating to the
Metadata Configurator view in the Lightly Platform, you see all previously configured custom metadata entries.
Custom Metadata Entry
An entry consists of
namereferenced throughout the Lightly Platform
pathto where this particular key is located within your custom metadata JSON
fallback/defaultvalue if the
pathcan't be retrieved for a sample
data typeof the value
You can add a new custom metadata entry at the bottom of the view. When adding a new entry, we propose different
paths based on the custom metadata JSON provided and also show some example values for you to better understand the values a specific
path is retrieving.
categorical custom metadata, which have different use cases and enable additional features within the Lightly Platform.
numeric data type is used for linear values that have a range.
Numeric custom metadata can be used, e.g., in the histograms of the metadata view, when sorting samples, or to project the ranges in the embedding page.
categorical data type is used for categorical values which fall into specific "buckets".
Categorical custom metadata can be used, e.g., to segment the samples into clusters in the embedding page.
- Booleans (
- Datetime (ISO 8601 format
- Timestamp (Unix timestamp)
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