Different records need to be added in different ways based on different requirements. In the ELN (Electronic Lab Notebook), an entry is usually created directly. A record can be created quickly this way. For LIMS or Inventory Management, where several attributions need to be collected before creating a record, a form must be filled out before the record can be created.
The administrators can control how a record is added by updating the should_add_from_form in the table settings (Settings -> Table -> Select a table). To ensure the user fills out a form before a record is created, set the value to true. Set the value to false to create a record without completing the form.
Four ways to add a record
In Labii, a new record can be added to a table in three ways:
Add a record from a template or duplicate a record. To reduce repetitive work, a template can be used to create a similar record. The created record will contain the same data (columns, sections, notes, signers) as the template.
Add a record from one or many local files. In some tables, the record you create is a simple container of files, so you can use this method to upload files and create a record at the same time. The uploaded files will be inserted directly into the record's sections/notes.
Import records. By using the import function, multiple records can be generated simultaneously.