File

Widgets to upload and manage files

Overview

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 these files widget to manage files.

Category

Widget

Type

Description

File

Files

Section

Upload, manage and edit files

File

Files (No Preview)

Section

Files widget without preview

File

File Preview

Section

Manage file content in the files table

File

File

Section

File Types

Any type of file can be uploaded via the Files widget. All uploaded files can be downloaded.

The files widget also supporting the preview and editing. Please see the table below for the supports.

Files

Suffix

Preview

Editing

Picture

*.jpg, *.jpeg, *.png,

*.gif, *.bmp

Yes

Yes

Picture

*.tiff

Safari

yes

Video

*.mp4

Yes

No

Text

*.txt

Yes

Yes

Tabular Data

*.tsv, *.csv

Yes

Yes

HTML

*.html

Yes

Yes

PDF

*.pdf

Yes

No

Word

*.docx

Yes

Yes

Excel

*.xlsx

Yes

Yes

Office 2013

*.doc, *.xls, *.ppt

Yes

No

Plasmid

*.gb, *.gbk, *.ape

Yes

Coming soon

Versioning

Labii is now supporting the versioning of the file. Whenever the file content is changed, a new version is created.

Files

The Files widget can be used to upload, manage, and edit files. This widget has been redesigned to have the following features:

Add file

Use add file button to add a file that already exists in the Labii. To add a file:

  1. Click ADD FILE button

  2. Search a file name or select a file

  3. Optional: To specify a particular version to display, choose a version. If no version is selected, the most recent version will be used.

  4. Should hide column data. Check to hide the column data.

  5. Should hide the preview. Check to hide the preview.

Upload files

Files can be uploaded to the platform with the widget. Each uploaded file will have its own records. They can be viewed in the files table.

To upload files:

Drag and drop files to the cloud icon or click the cloud icon to selected files. The uploading will be initialed once selected. Multiple files can be selected at the same time. Uploading is taking in a queue, and a real-time progress bar indicates the uploading progress.

Edit file

The added file can be updated by clicking EDIT FILE.

  • File - change to a different file

  • Version - specify a version

  • Should hide column data. Check to hide the column data.

  • Should hide the preview. Check to hide the preview.

Hide/show column data

The column data can be hide/show for each individual file.

Hide/show preview

The file type that is supporting preview can be previewed with the SHOW PREVIEW button.

Download

Click the DOWNLOAD button to download.

Remove

The file can be removed via clicking REMOVE button.

Files (No Preview)

This widget is similar to the Files widget, except it disables the preview of the file.

Use this widget for the files that you do not want to preview.

File Preview

This widget is specifically designed for the files table to preview, edit the uploaded files.

Note: the widget can not be used in other tables. Please use Files widget instead.

Preview the file

On default, the preview of the file will be load directly.

Edit file content

The content of the file can be updated. The usage is identical to the Files widget.

Replace the file

You can replace the existing file by uploading a new file.

  1. Click the cloud icon or drag files to the cloud to upload a file. Note: If multiple files are selected, only the first file will be uploaded.

  2. Once uploaded, the file name, file size, and the content of the file record will be updated to the value of the new file.

  3. You can still see what's the old file looks like in the versions.

Note: The change to the file record does not affect the experiments you already signed. The locked experiment will still display the old version of the file

Mobile support

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 the above method by selecting the Camera (Video).

Examples

This section shows off many cool functions of the Files widget.

Video

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.