Creating containers and annotations

The omero obj command allows users to create and update OMERO objects. A complete Glossary of all OMERO Model Objects is available for reference.

This command can be used to create containers, i.e. projects, datasets, screens and folders. It can also be used to create annotations, and, combined with the omero upload command, file annotations. These annotations can then be attached to containers or imported images and plates. This page gives a few examples of some simple but fairly common workflows.

Creating containers

Create a dataset with a name:

$ omero obj new Dataset name=NewDVSet

And then update that dataset to add a description:

$ omero obj update Dataset:51 description='A dataset for new DV images'

Create a screen with a name and description:

$ omero obj new Screen name=Screen001 description='A short description'

To create a project/dataset hierarchy a link must be created between the two containers:

$ omero obj new Project name=NewImages
$ omero obj new ProjectDatasetLink parent=Project:101 child=Dataset:51

If you are comfortable using the command line then you can capture the command outputs to feed in to other commands, for example:

$ dataset=$(omero obj new Dataset name=dataset-1)
$ project=$(omero obj new Project name=project-1)
$ omero obj new ProjectDatasetLink parent=$project child=$dataset

Creating and attaching annotations

Create a comment annotation and attach it to a dataset:

$ omero obj new CommentAnnotation textValue='Hello World!'
$ omero obj new DatasetAnnotationLink parent=Dataset:51 child=CommentAnnotation:2

Upload a file and then use it as file annotation on an image:

$ omero upload analysis.csv
$ omero obj new FileAnnotation file=OriginalFile:275
$ omero obj new ImageAnnotationLink parent=Image:51 child=FileAnnotation:5