Storage Map
Display map of a storage

Overview

Using Labii ELN & LIMS' Storage Map, you will be able to view what is stored, which is essential when managing samples. The widget should only be used on the Storage table.

Before start

Here are required settings at Labii to enable Storage Map to work:
  • Tables:
    • storage - the storage table
    • samples, reagents, etc. - other tables that are using storage
  • Columns from storage table
    • parent - the parent storage of the current storage
    • columns - number of columns in the storage
    • rows - number of rows in the storage
    • storage_coordinates - the position of the current storage in the parent storage
  • Columns from other tables
    • storage - a ForeignKey to point to the storage table Note: Add metadata for the storage column: COLUMN_IDENTIFY=storage_map-storage
    • storage_coordinates - the position of the item in the location Note: Add metadata for the storage_coordinates column: COLUMN_IDENTIFY=storage_map-storage_coordinates
Create a table with the type Storage can create all required tables/columns automatically.

Position

Labii accepts the position in the following format:
  • RxCx, wheres, R as Row, and C as Column. For example, R2C3 means row 2 and column 3. It supports all layout methods, see below.
  • Xx, wheres, X as Row, and x as Column. For example, B3 means row 2 and column 3. Use "Letter as row" to display the layout correctly. This mostly used for place layout.
  • Xx, wheres, X as Column, and x as Row. For example, B3 means row 3 and column 2. Use "Letter as column" or "Letter as row and column" to display the layout correctly.
The excel layout (Row as a number, and Column as a letter) and 96-well plate layout (Row as a letter, Column as number) have the opposite means of B3. Please make sure to use the correct layout. Default to "Letter as column".

Configure

In order for the widget to function properly, a few columns must be provided.
  • Column [columns] - [Columns] defined number of columns for a storage.
  • Columns [rows] - [rows] defined number of rows for a storage.
  • Layout - The layout of the storage.
    • Letter as a column: C2 as row 2 column 3
    • Letter as a row: C2 as row 3 column 2. For plate.
    • Letter as both row and column: R3C2 as row 3 column 2
  • Should display name - If you would like to include the record name in the map, please check this box

View what's inside

Once set up, the widget will show all items (other storages, samples, reagents, etc.) inside each cell. Each item is clickable, and more details can be revealed on the new tab.

Bulk assign

You can assign samples and reagents to the storage by clicking Bulk assign.
  • UIDs - Please provide a list of UIDs separated by commas (,).
  • Storage coordinates- Please provide a list of storage coordinates separated by commas (,). The number of storage coordinates must match the number of UIDs.

List view

By clicking the List view button, you can see a list of the items stored in your storage.

Download

The map can be downloaded by clicking the Download button.
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Overview
Before start
Position
Configure
View what's inside
Bulk assign
List view
Download