Structure View (ST)

Fields

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New Structure View

This opens a new Structure window in the Board.

  1. To create a new Structure view,
    • In the Main Window, go to OptionsNew ViewStructure (ST), or
    • In the Board, when a Structure window is active, go to StructureNew Structure, or
    • Following a search for a Structure record, drag-and-drop to the Board the STRUCTURE ( . ) root node of a tree resulting from the search, or double-click on it.

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Save As New Structure

This saves the Structure as a new entry in the database.

  1. Make the Structure window active in the Board.
  2. On the Structure menu click Save As New Structure, or click the Save As New Structure button in the button bar.

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Save As New Child Structure

This saves the Structure as a new entry in the database, with the current entry as a linked item.

  1. Make the Structure window active in the Board.
  2. On the Structure menu click Save As New Child Structure, or click the Save As New Child Structure button in the button bar.

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Save Structure

This saves the Structure in the database.

  1. Make the Structure window active in the Board.
  2. On the Structure menu click Save Structure, or click the Save Structure button in the button bar.

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Delete Structure

This removes the Structure from the database.

  1. Make the Structure window active in the Board.
  2. On the Structure menu click Delete Structure.
  3. If you are sure you want to remove the Structure from the database, Click OK.

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Refresh Structure

This reverts the data for the Structure to the last saved version in the database.

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

Close Structure

This closes the window.

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

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Show All Cells

This shows all Fields, including the hidden ones, in the Structure view.

  1. Make the Structure window active in the Board.
  2. On the Structure menu click Show all Cells.

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Show Lab Visible Cells

This hides the originally hidden Fields in the Structure view; i.e., any fields hidden by a lab master, then revealed by Show all Cells, will again be hidden.

  1. Make the Structure window active in the Board.
  2. On the Structure menu click Show Lab Visible Cells.

Generate Report for Structure

This creates a text report for the Structure.

  1. Make the Structure window active in the Board.
  2. In the Report menu click Generate Report for Structure.

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Record XML Dump

This saves an XML report of the Structure to the disk.

  1. Make the Structure window active in the Board.
  2. In the Report menu click Record XML Dump.
  3. Fill out the pop up.
    • Inline DTD determines if the DTD (Document Type Definition) should be included in the File.
    • Formatting determines if new lines and spaces should be included in the File.
    • File Name defines the name of the File to be saved.
  4. Click the Save File button.

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Add Action

This adds a new Action to the Action Field.

  1. Make the Structure window active in the Board.
  2. Click on the ICON button on the right side of the Action Field.
  3. Choose an Action from the Add Action drop-down and click Add Action.

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Remove the Last Action

This removes the most recently applied Action from the Action table.

  1. Make the Structure window active in the Board.
  2. Click on the ICON button on the right side of the Action Field.
  3. Click 'OK' in the 'Are you sure you want to remove the last Action?' popup.

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Add External Reference

This adds a new row to the External Reference Field.

  1. Make the Structure window active in the Board.
  2. Click on the ICON button on the right side of the External Reference Field.
  3. Enter data into the editable columns of the new row.
  4. The item must be saved before changes in the database occur.

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Display External Reference

This opens the selected row from the External Reference table.

  1. Make the Structure window active in the Board.
  2. Select a row in the External Reference Field, then click on the ICON button on the right side of the External Reference Field.

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Remove External Reference

This removes the selected row from the External Reference table.

  1. Make the Structure window active in the Board.
  2. Select a row in the External Reference Field, then click on the ICON button on the right side of the External Reference Field.

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Add File

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

  1. Make the Structure window active in the Board.
  2. Click on the ICON button on the right side of the Files Field.
  3. Set the values in the '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 drop-down, click the drive or Folder that contains the Files you want to add.
      • Specify whether the Format is a File, Folder, or Folder with Subfolders.
      • Click Select File.
    • File Type is a list of File Types maintained by the lab master.
  4. Click Add File.

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Add File from the Web

This takes a File from the Web and attaches it to the Structure.

  1. Make the Structure window active in the Board.
  2. Click on the ICON button on the right side of the Files Field.
  3. Set the values in the '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 a list of File Type maintained by the lab master.
  4. Click Add File.

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Display File in the Board

This displays a File, attached to the Structure, in the Board.

  1. Make the Structure 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 Structure, using its associated application .

  1. Make the Structure 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 the 'Open with...' popup.

Edit File User Label And Type

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

  1. Make the Structure 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 Structure, to the disk.

  1. Make the Structure 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 Structure.

  1. Make the Structure 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 the 'Are You Sure?' popup.

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Link File by Drag & Drop

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

  1. Make the Structure 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 into the Structure window's Title bar.

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Add Image

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

  1. Make the Structure window active in the Board.
  2. Click on the ICON button on the right side of the Images Field.
  3. Set the values in the '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 drop-down, click the drive or Folder that contains the Files you want to add.
      • Specify whether the Format is a File, Folder, or Folder with Subfolders.
      • Click Select Image.
  4. Click Add Image.

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Add Image from the Web

This takes an Image from the Web and attaches it to the Structure.

  1. Make the Structure window active in the Board.
  2. Click on the ICON button on the right side of the Images Field.
  3. Set the values in the '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 Structure, in the Board.

  1. Make the Structure 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 Structure, using its associated application .

  1. Make the Structure 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 the 'Open with...' popup.

Edit Image User Label

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

  1. Make the Structure 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 Structure, to the disk.

  1. Make the Structure 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 Structure.

  1. Make the Structure 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 the 'Are You Sure?' popup.

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Link Image by Drag & Drop

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

  1. Make the Structure window visible in the Board.
  2. Make active, in the Board, the record with the Image already attached.
  3. Select an Image (a row) in the Images Field of the other record, then drag and drop it into the Structure window's Title bar.

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Add Info

This adds a new row to the Info table.

  1. Make the Structure window active in the Board.
  2. Click on the ICON button on the right side of the Info Field.
  3. Enter data into the editable columns of the new row.

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Remove Info

This removes the selected row from the Info table.

  1. Make the Structure window active in the Board.
  2. Select a row in the Info Field, then click on the ICON button on the right side of the Info Field.
  3. Click Remove Info in the 'Are You Sure?' popup.

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Email Info

This emails the selected Info to the User who created the Structure.

  1. Make the Employee Record window active in the Board.
  2. Select a row in the Info Field, then click on the ICON button on the right side of the Info Field.
  3. Click Send Email in the 'Are You Sure?' popup.

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Add Linked Item by Drag & Drop

This explicitly links an item to the Structure.

  1. Make the Structure window visible in the Board.
  2. Alternatively, you can
    • Drag and drop a tree node from the Search Results tree in the Main Window to the Structure window's Title bar.
    • Drag and drop a row from the Linked Items Field of an Item already in the Board to the Structure window's Title bar.
  3. Click Yes in the 'Are You Sure?' popup.

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Display Linked Item in the Board

This displays the Items linked to the Structure in the Board.

  1. Make the Structure window active in the Board.
  2. Alternatively, you can
    • select a row in the Linked Items Field, then click on the ICON button on the right side of the Linked Protocols Field, or
    • drag a row from the Linked Items Field to an open area of the Board and drop it, or
    • double-click on a row in the Linked Items Field.

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Unlink Linked Item

This removes an explicitly linked item from the Linked Items Field.

  1. Make the Structure window active in the Board.
  2. Select a row in the Linked Items Field, then click on the ICON button on the right side of the Files Field.
  3. Click Unlink Item in the 'Are You Sure?' popup.

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Expand Protocol Tree Nodes

This expands all the nodes, starting from the selected node, in the Protocol Tree.

  1. Make the Structure window active in the Board.
  2. Select a node by clicking on its name, then click the ICON button on the right side of the Protocol Tree Field.

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Collapse Protocol Tree Child Nodes

This collapses the child nodes of the selected node in the Protocol Tree.

  1. Make the Structure window active in the Board.
  2. Select a node by clicking on its name, then click the ICON button on the right side of the Protocol Tree Field.

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Add Protocol Tree Child Node

This adds a child node to a selected node in the Protocol Tree.

  1. Make the Structure window active in the Board.
  2. If a Protocol Tree is present in the Structure record after a Lab Protocol has been selected, select a node by clicking on its name, then click the ICON button on the right side of the Protocol Tree Field.
  3. If no Protocol Tree has been designed for the selected Lab Protocol, select the empty Field representing the root node by clicking on it, then click on the ICON button on the right side of the Protocol Tree Field.
  4. Fill in the Node Name Field.
  5. Choose Input or Output from the Node I/O Type drop-down.
  6. Click the 'Set' button

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Add Protocol Tree Sibling Node

This adds a sibling node (a node at the same level in the tree) to a selected node in the Protocol Tree.

  1. Make the Structure window active in the Board.
  2. Select a node by clicking on its name, then click the ICON button on the right side of the Protocol Tree Field.
  3. Fill in the Node Name Field.
  4. Choose Input or Output from the Node I/O Type drop-down.
  5. Click the 'Set' button

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Remove Protocol Tree Node

This removes the selected node from the Protocol Tree.

  1. Make the Structure window active in the Board.
  2. Select a node by clicking on its name, then click on the ICON button on the right side of the Protocol Tree Field.
  3. Click the 'Delete Node' button in the 'Do you really want to delete the node?' popup.

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