Provides the detail content of the record

The detail view of a record displays the content of the record. This function is mostly used in Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) to define the detail of a processing experiment. It can also be used in the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to record the detail of a record.

In Labii ELN & LIMS, the detail view is built up with a collection of sections. Each section holds certain data of the record, and use a specific widget to display and edit the content. For example, a summary section might hold the basic summary of an experiment, and the summary can be updated with a Rich Text widget.

Open detail view

The detail view can be opened simply by clicking the name of any record. It will be opened in a new tab.

To open the detail view of an experiment:

  1. Goto the list view of the experiment table

  2. Click an experiment name, the experiment detail view shall open in a new tab

Detail View

Add section

The detail view contains many sections. Each section has one set of function tied to a widget. With different widgets, you are able to insert different data for a record. There is no limit on the number of sections you can add.

To add a section:

  1. Click the “+” icon located above and below each section.

  2. In the pop model, select a widget to continue. On default, Labii load a list of widgets that are the most often used.

  3. Once clicked, a new model will show up to allow you to provide the name of the section. Click the "Submit" to create the section.

To select a widget:

  • Click Top to show a list of widgets that are mostly often used

  • Click Category to show the category of widgets, select a category and subcategory to show all widgets belong to that category

  • Click Load More to show more widgets. In default, only top 10 widgets are shown. The load more button will load a second page (another 10) widgets.

  • Type in any text to search a widget.

Update section content

Based on what widget the section is using, the interface will vary a lot. The usage of each widget can be found here.

For example, with CKEditor widget, you can use it to edit rich text.

Edit section

Click the “menu icon” located on the top right of each section to see more options to edit the section.

Edit section name

Select Change Section to edit the section name. The name and description of the section can be updated.

Edit section description

Select Change Section to edit the section description.

Archive section

To discard or hide the section, click the menu icon and select Archive Section to hide the section.

Do not worry, your data will not get lost. You can find it in your version history.


Standalone provides the views to one particular section. This is useful to the sections that require a big screen to view. For example, the excel table and the vector editor.

Select “Standalone" from the list of options to view the section in new tab.

Reset section content

Select "Reset Content" from the list of options to reset the content of the section. This will delete all the data in the section.

Do not worry, your data will not get lost. You can find it in your version history.

Load content from

If you want to load data from an existing section, use this function.

  1. Select "Load content from..."

  2. In the pop out modal, type to search a record, and select a record.

  3. Select a section. Only the sections with the same widget will be displayed.

  4. Click "Submit"

Save default section data

To avoid configuring certain widgets for all new records, the default value of a section can be saved and re-used. Once the default section value is saved, the value will be loaded automatically when the save section is created.

The data saved are specific to the Table, Widget and Section Name.

Labii provides 3 levels of default data:

  1. Personal level (Save as my default), for your personal preference.

  2. Project level (Save as project default), specific to a project.

  3. Organization level (Save as organization default), specific to your organization.

The data will be used in order.

  1. If the personal default data is saved, it will be used first.

  2. If the personal default data is not available, then the project default data will be used.

  3. If both personal default data and project default data are not available, then the organization default data will be used.

Only the project managers can save the project default data.

Only the administrators can save the organization default data.


If you need to set up the signers for all of your experiments, save the settings of authors, witness, at your personal level. Then the same configuration will be added automatically.

  1. Create a section named "Signatures", choose widget "Signatures".

  2. Add the authors and witnesses.

  3. Click "Save as my default"

  4. In the new experiment, when you create a section "Signatures" with widget "Signatures", the same settings will be added directly.

Collapse content

The content of the section can be collapse and expand via clicking section header.

Change order

The order of section can be change via dragging the section header.

Provide feedback

Use this function to report problems or provide feedback of the widget/section. Click the “ menu icon” located on the top right of each section" and select "Provide feedback" from the list of options.


You can find the help documentation on how to use the widget at this link. By click the “Help”, it will open a documentation link.

More menu

Click the More button to show a list of other functions related the detail view:

  • Print - Print current record into PDF

  • Request - Send a email request to your collaborators to have them fill in the data as requested

  • Collapse All - Collapse all sections in the detail view

  • Expand All - Expand all sections in the detail view

  • Detail - The detail view of the record

  • Workflow - The workflow of the record

  • Versions - The saved history of the record

  • Audit Trail - The change history

  • Help - This documentation page

  • Send Feedback - Create a support ticket


All the data generated can be printed out as a PDF file. To do so, Click the “More” menu and select “Print”.

Print view

Section can be hidden from printing via click the HIDE button.


You can duplicate the whole record via “Duplicate” functions. Check here for more detail.

Sign the record

All records can be signed via Signature widget. Once signed, the document is locked from editing. However, the read-only widget can still been added to display the data of the records.

Delete or archive

To provide the audit trails and meet the regulation requirement of FDA 21 CFR part 11, no deletion is allowed in Labii.

You are set is_archived=true to archive a record. The archived records is read-only.