Sample table serves as a repository or database of samples. You can import your existing database of samples as .csv file (comma separated), tab separated file (.txt or .tsv) or Excel file (.xlsx) into the sample table or you can export samples from the sample table to your computer.
In addition, columns in sample table can be personalized, reordered and made either visible or hidden.
After your sample table is set up in a desired way, you can assign samples to different tasks and they get assigned downstream the workflow (i.e. connected tasks with arrows). The main benefit of connecting the tasks into a workflow is to keep track of samples you are working with within the same experiment.
If you click on one particular sample in the sample table, the Sample information window appears, where you are able to see when and by whom the sample was added and to which sciNote element is associated (i.e. assigned).