Tiffany_at_BroadTiffany_at_Broad Cambridge, MAMember, Administrator, Broadie, Moderator admin
edited October 2017 in Dictionary

An attribute represents additional metadata/features/qualities of an entity. In FireCloud these entities can be workspaces, participants, samples, pairs, or "sets."

For example, attributes of these participants are disease, gender, age, and clinical_xml, but not participant_id because that is the entity.

entity:participant_id disease gender age clinical_xml
TCGA-5M-AAT4 COAD M 53 gs://TCGA/tcga-5m-aat4.xml
TCGA-NH-A8F8 COAD M 67 gs://TCGA/tcga-nh-a8f8.xml
TCGA-5M-AAT5 COAD F 50 gs://TCGA/tcga-5m-aat5.xml
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