Widgets to upload and manage files


File widgets are used to insert file(s) into the detail of a record. The files can be those files already uploaded to Labii ELN & LIMS or the files in the local computer and uploaded directly in the widget.

Labii provides the files widget to manage files.

File Types

Labii supports all files in uploading and support below files in previewing.

Supported files in preview:





*.jpg, *.jpeg, *.png, *.gif, *.bmp, *.tiff

*.tiff only supports in Safari browser





Tabular Data

*.tsv, *.csv




*.doc, *.docx


*.xls, *.xlsx


*.ppt, *.pptx


*.gb, *.gbk, *.ape (coming soon)

Display circular and linear map

Add files

The steps to add the files:

  1. Drag and drop files to the cloud icon or click the cloud icon to upload files. The files will be uploaded automatically, once finished, files will be added into the section. Multiple files can be selected at the same time. Uploading is taking in a queue, and a really time progress bar indicates the uploading progress.

  2. Click the "Add uploaded files" button to choose files that already uploaded. You can type part of file name to search.

Edit data

The relevant file data can be displayed and updated. Here is the list:

  • Name

  • Description

  • Size

  • Metadata

  • Date created

  • Owner

  • Download

The data can be hidden for a concise view. To do that, click the "Edit" icon and check "Should hide metadata" to hide the metadata.


In default, the content of the all supported files can be previewed directly. No further action needed.

Preview is disabled since the file size is bigger than 500 KB. You can still preview the content the file by click "Load Preview".

The preview can be disabled via check the "Should hide preview" at the edit view (Click the "edit" icon).

The widget Files (No Preview) is deprecated.


Click "Download" button to download.

Other usage

Take a picture

You can take a picture with your cell phone and upload to Labii directly with the File widget.

To do that, click the Cloud icon, select the Camera and the picture will be uploaded directly once took.

Record video

Similarly, you can record a video with above method by selecting Camera (Video).


This section show off many cool functions of File widget.


Labii can play the uploaded video directly.

Plasmid Map

The plasmid map of a Genbank file can be displayed in a circular or linear map. This function is modified from openVectorEditor.

Genbank file preview for a plasmid map in circular

Deprecated widgets

The Files widget can already cover the functions of the two other widgets. We are going to disable these widgets in the future.

  • File - Upload and preview one file

  • Files (No Preview) - Similar to Files, but no preview on default.