Lab Resources Plates

Fields

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Save As New Plate

This saves the Plate as new in the database.

  1. Make the Plate window active in the Board.
  2. On the Plate menu click Save As New Plate.

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Save Plate

This saves the Plate in the database.

  1. Make the Plate window active in the Board.
  2. On the Plate menu click Save Plate.

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Delete Plate

This deletes the Plate from the database.

  1. Make the Plate window active in the Board.
  2. On the Plate menu click Delete Plate.
  3. Click Remove Plate in 'Are You Sure?' popup.

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Refresh Plate

This reverts the data for the Plate to the version in the database.

  1. Make the Plate window active in the Board.
  2. On the Plate menu click Refresh Plate.

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Clear Plate

This clears the Plate data, i.e. the bottom part of the Plate window.

  1. Make the Plate window active in the Board.
  2. On the Plate menu click Clear Plate.

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Close Plate

This closes the window.

  1. Make the Plate window active in the Board.
  2. On the Plate menu click Close Plate, or click the X button on the window's Title bar.

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Search By Owner

This searches the Plate records of the Default Lab and returns the ones that fit the search criteria in the upper part of the Plate window.

  1. Make the Plate window active in the Board.
  2. On the Search menu click By Owner.
  3. Set the search criteria in 'Search by Owner' popup.
    • Owner is the Username of the person who created the Plate. Wildcard Characters are allowed.
    • Plate Name is the name of the Plate. Wildcard Characters are allowed.
    • Makers No is the manufacturer's identifier for the Plate. Wildcard Characters are allowed.
    • Type is the Lab Resources Type of the Plate.
    • Status is the Lab Resources Status of the Plate.
    • Choosable marks if the Plate is selectable in other Views.
  4. Click Search in the search popup.

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Search By Date

This searches the Plate records of the Default Lab and returns the ones that fit the search criteria in the upper part of the Plate window.

  1. Make the Plate window active in the Board.
  2. On the Search menu click By Date.
  3. Set the search criteria in 'Search by Date' popup.
    • Created By is the User Name of the person who created the Plate. Wildcard Characters are allowed.
    • Created Start Date is the earliest date the Plate was created. To set it to an '*', click on it, then clear, or enter an '*', into any of the Year, Month or Day fields.
    • Created End Date is the latest date the Plate was created. To set it to an '*', click on it, then clear, or enter an '*', into any of the Year, Month or Day fields.
    • Modified By is the User Name of the person who last modified the Plate. Wildcard Characters are allowed.
    • Modified Start Date is the earliest date of the last modification of the Plate. To set it to an '*', click on it, then clear, or enter an '*', into any of the Year, Month or Day fields.
    • Modified End Date is the latest date of the last modification of the Plate. To set it to an '*', click on it, then clear, or enter an '*', into any of the Year, Month or Day fields.
    • Type is the Lab Resources Type of the Plate.
    • Status is the Lab Resources Status of the Plate.
  4. Click Search in the search popup.

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Search By List

This searches the Plate records of the Default Lab and returns the ones that fit the search criteria in the upper part of the Plate window.

  1. Make the Plate window active in the Board.
  2. On the Search menu click By List.
  3. Set the search criteria in 'Search by List' popup.
    • DB# List is the list of Plate Nos. The numbers in the list can be separated by space, tab, comma, semicolumn, or end of line. Alternatively, if there are DBNo List (LI) records for Plates, they can be selected from the dropdown list.
  4. Click Search in the search popup.

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Report

This creates a Text report for the Plate, and shows it in the Board.

  1. Make the Plate window active in the Board.
  2. On the Report menu click Report.

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Text Report All

This creates a Text report for every Plate in the Default Lab and saves it to the disk.

  1. Make the Plate window active in the Board.
  2. On the Report menu click Text Report All.
  3. If you want to save the file in a different folder, locate and open the folder.
  4. In the File Name box, type a name for the file.
  5. Click Save.

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Record XML Dump

This creates an XML dump for the Plate record, and saves it to the disk.

  1. Make the Plate window active in the Board.
  2. In the Report menu click Record XML Dump.
  3. Set the values in 'XML Report' popup.
    • Inline DTD determines if the Document Type Definition (DTD) should be included in the file.
    • Formatting (indents and newlines) determines if the resulting file should be formatted.
    • File Name is the name of the file. To set it, click on the field, then set the values in the 'Save' popup.
      • If you want to save the file in a different folder, locate and open the folder.
      • In the File Name box, type a name for the file.
      • Click Save.
  4. Click Report.

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Bulk XML Dump

This creates an XML report for every Plate in the Default Lab and saves it to the disk.

  1. Make the Plate window active in the Board.
  2. In the Report menu click Bulk XML Dump.
  3. Set the values in 'XML Report' popup.
    • Inline DTD determines if the Document Type Definition (DTD) should be included in the file.
    • Formatting (indents and newlines) determines if the resulting file should be formatted.
    • File Name is the name of the file. To set it, click on the field, then set the values in the 'Save' popup.
      • If you want to save the file in a different folder, locate and open the folder.
      • In the File Name box, type a name for the file.
      • Click Save.
  4. Click Report.

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Add File

This uploads one or more Files from the disk and attaches them to the Plate.

  1. Make the Plate window active in the Board.
  2. Click on the ICON button on the right side of the Files field.
  3. Set the values in 'Add Row' popup.
    • User Label is the user label.
    • Format determines if one or more Files will be added. To set it, click on the field, then click the format that you want to use.
      • File if only the selected File will be added.
      • Folder if all the Files from the selected Folder will be added.
      • Folder with Subfolders if all the Files from the selected Folder and all the Subfolders will be added.
    • File Name is the name of the file or folder depending on the selected Format. To set it, click on the field, then set the values in the 'Select File' popup.
      • In the Look in list, click the drive or folder that contains the Files you want to add.
      • In the folder list, locate the folder that contains the Files, and if the Format is File, open it.
      • Click the File if the Format is File, otherwise click the folder.
      • Click Select File.
    • File Type is the Lab Resources File Type of the File.
  4. Click Add File.

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Add File from the Web

This gets a File from the Web and attaches it to the Plate.

  1. Make the Plate window active in the Board.
  2. Click on the ICON button on the right side of the Files field.
  3. Set the values in 'Add Row' popup.
    • User Label is the user label.
    • URL is the Web address of the File. Only the HTTP URL scheme is supported, and it must include the 'http://' prefix.
    • File Type is the Lab Resources File Type of the File.
  4. Click Add File.

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Display File in the Board

This displays a File attached to the Plate in the Board.

  1. Make the Plate window active in the Board.
  2. Alternatively, you can
    • select a File (a row) in the Files field, then click on the ICON button on the right side of the Files field, or
    • drag a File (a row) from the Files field to an open area of the Board and drop it, or
    • double-click on a File (a row) in the Files field.

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Display File in its Associated Application

This opens a File attached to the Plate using its associated application.

  1. Make the Plate window active in the Board.
  2. Alternatively, you can
    • select a File (a row) in the Files field, then click on the ICON button on the right side of the Files field, or
    • right-click on a File (a row) in the Files field.
  3. Click OK in 'Open with...' popup.

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Edit File User Label And Type

This updates the User Label and the File Type for a File attached to the Plate.

  1. Make the Plate window active in the Board.
  2. Select a File (a row) in the Files field, then click on the ICON button on the right side of the Files field.
  3. Set the values in 'Edit File Information' popup.
    • User Label is the user label.
    • File Type is the Lab Resources File Type of the File.
  4. Click Update.

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Save File

This saves Files attached to the Plate to the disk.

  1. Make the Plate window active in the Board.
  2. Select a File (a row) in the Files field, then click on the ICON button on the right side of the Files field.
  3. If you want to save the File in a different folder, locate and open the folder, or, in the File Name box, type the name for the folder.
  4. Click Save.

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Remove File

This removes a File from the Plate.

  1. Make the Plate window active in the Board.
  2. Select a File (a row) in the Files field, then click on the ICON button on the right side of the Files field.
  3. Click Remove File in 'Are You Sure?' popup.

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Link File by Drag & Drop

This adds a File, already attached to a record, to the Plate.

  1. Make the Plate window visible in the Board.
  2. Make the other window that contains the record that has the File already attached active in the Board.
  3. Select a File (a row) in the Files field of the other record, then drag and drop it to the Plate window's Title bar.

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Add Image

This uploads one or more Images from the disk and attaches them to the Plate.

  1. Make the Plate window active in the Board.
  2. Click on the ICON button on the right side of the Images field.
  3. Set the values in 'Add Row' popup.
    • User Label is the user label.
    • Format determines if one or more Images will be added. To set it, click on the field, then click the format that you want to use.
      • File if only the selected Image will be added.
      • Folder if all the Images from the selected Folder will be added.
      • Folder with Subfolders if all the Images from the selected Folder and all the Subfolders will be added.
    • File Name is the name of the file or folder depending on the selected Format. To set it, click on the field, then set the values in the 'Select Image' popup.
      • In the Look in list, click the drive or folder that contains the Images you want to add.
      • In the folder list, locate the folder that contains the Images, and if the Format is File, open it.
      • Click the Image if the Format is File, otherwise click the folder.
      • Click Select Image.
  4. Click Add Image.

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Add Image from the Web

This gets an Image from the Web and attaches it to the Plate.

  1. Make the Plate window active in the Board.
  2. Click on the ICON button on the right side of the Images field.
  3. Set the values in 'Add Row' popup.
    • User Label is the user label.
    • URL is the Web address of the Image. Only the HTTP URL scheme is supported, and it must include the 'http://' prefix.
  4. Click Add Image.

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Display Image in the Board

This displays an Image attached to the Plate in the Board.

  1. Make the Plate window active in the Board.
  2. Alternatively, you can
    • select an Image (a row) in the Images field, then click on the ICON button on the right side of the Images field, or
    • drag an Image (a row) from the Images field to an open area of the Board and drop it, or
    • double-click on an Image (a row) in the Images field.

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Display Image in its Associated Application

This opens an Image attached to the Plate using its associated application .

  1. Make the Plate window active in the Board.
  2. Alternatively, you can
    • select an Image (a row) in the Images field, then click on the ICON button on the right side of the Images field, or
    • right-click on an Image (a row) in the Images field.
  3. Click OK in 'Open with...' popup.

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Edit Image User Label

This updates the User Label for an Image attached to the Plate.

  1. Make the Plate window active in the Board.
  2. Select an Image (a row) in the Images field, then click on the ICON button on the right side of the Images field.
  3. Set the values in 'Edit Image Information' popup.
    • User Label is the user label.
  4. Click Update.

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Save Image

This saves Images attached to the Plate to the disk.

  1. Make the Plate window active in the Board.
  2. Select an Image (a row) in the Images field, then click on the ICON button on the right side of the Images field.
  3. If you want to save the Image in a different folder, locate and open the folder, or, in the File Name box, type the name for the folder.
  4. Click Save.

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Remove Image

This removes an Image from the Plate.

  1. Make the Plate window active in the Board.
  2. Select an Image (a row) in the Images field, then click on the ICON button on the right side of the Images field.
  3. Click Remove Image in 'Are You Sure?' popup.

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Link Image by Drag & Drop

This adds an Image, already attached to a record, to the Plate.

  1. Make the Plate window visible in the Board.
  2. Make the other window that contains the record that has the Image already attached active in the Board.
  3. Select an Image (a row) in the Images field of the other record, then drag and drop it to the Plate window's Title bar.

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