Barcode
Display and print barcode for records

Overview

A barcode is a method of representing data in a visual, machine-readable form. Initially, barcodes represented data by varying the widths and spacings of parallel lines. These barcodes, now commonly referred to as linear or one-dimensional, can be scanned by special optical scanners, called barcode readers. Barcode is widely used in the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to track the samples and inventories.
Labii ELN & LIMS provides these widgets to display and print barcode:
Category
Widget
Type
Description
Barcode
Label
Section
Display and print label
Barcode
Barcode
Section
Display and print barcode
Barcode
QR Code
Section
Display and print QR code

Label

A label is a piece of paper, plastic film, cloth, metal, or other material affixed to a container or product, on which is written or printed information or symbols about the product or item.
Labii enables you to design and print label(s) with the Label widget. Use this widget to print labels for samples/reagents.

Customize label

The label content and label size can be customized at Labii ELN & LIMS, click the "edit" icon to edit.
  • Columns - choose what to display in the label. You can choose multiple columns. Default to UID + Name.
  • Separator - how do you want to separate the data from different columns. Default to line break.
    • linebreak
    • ,
    • |
    • -
  • Label - choose an available label type to define the label size. Change of the label type will update the width and height fields.
  • Width - the width of the label in px
  • Height - the height of the label in px
  • Margin - the margin for the text, default to 5px
  • Font Size - the font size, default to 14px
Click Rotate to switch the width and height.
Use Save Default function to apply the configuration for other records.

Barcode

Labii also supports the traditional barcode (1-dimensional barcode). Use the Barcode widget to show and print the barcode.

Customize barcode

These options of a barcode can be customized:
  • Value - the value to be encoded as a barcode. Default to UID.
  • Format - Select which barcode type to use. Please check the wikipage of the different barcode types for more information.
    • CODE128
    • EAN13
    • ITF14
    • MSI
    • pharmacode
    • codabar
  • Barcode Width - The width of a single bar. Default to 2.
  • Barcode Height - The height of the barcode in px. Default to 100px.
  • Display Value - Should display the value in the barcode
  • Font Size - Set the size of the text in px. Default to 20px.

QR Code

QR code, a two-dimensional barcode, is also supported at Labii ELN & LIMS. The QR code can be scanned with any barcode scanner. The smartphone is also supported with proper apps.
This is an updated version of the QR code. The new version is more customizable. Here are some changes:
Old Version
This Version
Value
UID
Can be customized to any field, default to UID
Size
64
Can be customized to any size
QR error level
Can be customized
Display Value
Always show, it can be customized
Can be customized to show or hide
Font Size
Automatic adjust
Can be customized
Text Position
Right / Bottom
Right / Left
Text Width
Use the ratio to control
Can be customized
Print
Predefined
Use system printer

Customize QR code

  • Value - the value to be encoded as a barcode. Default to UID.
  • Level - QR Error correction level. Default to L
  • Width - the width of QR Code. Default to 100px
  • Display Value - should display the value with the QR Code
  • Font Size - set the size of the text in px. Default to 14.
  • Text Position - the position of the text to the QR Code
  • Text Width - the width of the text area. Default to QR code width

Print

All barcode type widgets support the print function. You can define the label size at the printer window.
Use the bulk print function to print multiple labels at one time.

Scan

Once QR code printed, it can be scanned directly within Labii. Learn more at here.
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Overview
Label
Customize label
Barcode
Customize barcode
QR Code
Customize QR code
Print
Print multiple records
Scan