eLABJournal Software updates

Based on feedback from our customers, we continuously add new features and improve the functionality of the eLABJournal ELN. If you have any feedback or suggestions, please let our customer care team know!

Version: 79

  • Feature: Viewing of PDF files is supported in the ELN file section.
  • Feature: ELN image editor supports re-editing of elements.
  • Improvement: SDK is also accessible for development of plugins in the System Admin Panel.
  • Improvement: Page numbering in the Experiment List has been improved to support navigation when more than 1000 experiments are listed.
  • Improvement: The file name is truncated for files with a very long name in the ELN file section.
  • Improvement: Groups are sorted alphabetically when adding a user to a group in the System Admin or Organisation Admin Panel.
  • Improvement: Change log is available for end-users.
  • Improvement: Added indication that system messages can only contain up to 255 characters.
  • Improvement: Several security enhancement to counteract potential cross-site scripting vulnerabilities.
  • Improvement: new API call for sample expiration date.
  • Fix: Last login date in System and Organisation Admin Panel are displayed correctly according to time zone setting.
  • Fix: SDK plugin submission upload validation accepts custom plugins correctly.
  • Fix: Sorting of Pending Experiments table works correctly.
  • Fix: Uploaded Files on Dashboard no longer loads a non-existent preview for non-image files.
  • Fix: System Admin can recover experiments in groups or other organisations.
  • Fix: Content of toast message is no longer loaded in certain popup windows.
  • Fix: SAML/SURFconext authentication no longer triggers error in certain situations.

Version: 78

  • Feature: New setting for compartments that enables the adding of sample series and the cloning, moving and importing of samples from top to bottom in a box.
  • Feature: ELN sample section supports new feature to display columns with custom sample information and default sample actions such as moving and archiving of samples.
  • Improvement: Improved Sample Type field validation options for text, numeric and file attachment custom fields.
  • Improvement: Paging has been added to the notification inbox.
  • Improvement: Documentation has been updated to version 2.3
  • Improvement: API now supports finding samples based on sample parent and its derived samples.
  • Fix: Validation of System Admin sample import now outputs error messages in case samples are imported to in use locations.
  • Fix: Check for already in use barcodes during the linking of an external barcode with a barcode scanner.
  • Fix: Repetitive opening of toast messages in Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge.
  • Fix: The incorrect displaying of the collaborator button in the ELN in wide screens.
  • Various other minor fixes and improvements.

Version: 77.1

  • Fix: Adding new user roles could fail if a role of the same name already existed in another group.

Version: 77

  • Feature: Image versions in the ELN, including the original version, are now available for download in the image history.
  • Improvement: Downloading of images in ELN is now default to the latest version.
  • Improvement: GET calls in the API now support more parameters.
  • Fix: Link to experiment in toast messages now opens the correct experiment.
  • Various other minor fixes and improvements.

Version: 76

  • Feature: Users can now choose which sections are included in an experiment PDF export.
  • Feature: A change log of permissions is now available for each group in the Group Permissions.
  • Feature: New API calls for retrieving samples and storage layers by its barcode.
  • Feature: New API call for bulk adding and updating sample specification (meta) fields.
  • Improvement: Page size in Sample List, Advanced Search and Sample Archive can be increased up to 200 samples.
  • Improvement: New version of eLABHybrid, including more efficient handling of very large files and improved error messaging.
  • Improvement: Addition and removal of collaborators in study or project is now recorded properly in the experiment log.
  • Improvement: eLAB installations in the US cloud now include translations for US English.
  • Improvement: Correct validation of measurement units in the sample quantity API calls.
  • Fix: Correct protocol link in the received email when commenting on a protocol.
  • Fix: Removed an inactive link in the toast message when an image is added to an experiment from the dashboard.
  • Fix: Correct styling and positioning of buttons in the popup when linking a file to a sample.
  • Fix: Deleting uploaded files from the dashboard did not always work correctly.

Version: 75.5

  • Fix: In the edit screen of a sample the quantity field could sometimes show an incorrect measurement unit.

Version: 75.4

  • Fix: A number of buttons in the journal and protocol text editor were not visible.

Version: 75.3

  • Fix: The protocol editor had a bug that prevented editing a section.

Version: 75.2

  • Feature: Support for the upcoming experiment section editor in the mobile apps.

Version: 75.1

  • Feature: Batch import of samples into multiple locations is now supported.
  • Improvement: Number of samples that can be imported at once is increased to 200 in the sample batch import.
  • Fix: Conditional fields were not shown when adding or editing a sample.

Version: 75

  • Feature: Equipment with planner is now available in eLABInventory.
  • Feature: Experiments and sections with a long title are now displayed in a tooltip in the ELN index tree.
  • Feature: Open sections in the ELN are marked in edit mode in the ELN index tree.
  • Feature: Option “Bulk Edit” for samples in the Sample Series List is now available
  • Feature: Sample export now includes the external barcode when linked to a sample.
  • Improvement: Handling when editing an ELN section in case another section is still open.
  • Improvement: Confirmation when deleting a sample type now includes the name of the sample type.
  • Improvement: External barcode linked to a sample is now included in the search index.
  • Improvement: Several technical improvements for the Office Online Server integration.
  • Fix: Message when uploading a non-image file format in the image section is now solved.

Version: 74

  • Improvement: Printing DYMO labels with two sample specification fields is now supported.
  • Improvement: Harmonized the storage of references to images linked in the ELN.
  • Improvement: Icons of reserved compartments have been updated to high resolution images.
  • Improvement: Several technical improvements for the Office Online Server integration.
  • Fix: Icons of moved compartments are now displayed properly.
  • Fix: Files with an extension in capitals can now be linked to a sample from the file storage.
  • Fix: Sample move operations have been made to always correctly display in the sample log.
  • Fix: Declining an invitation to join a group on the dashboard has been made possible.
  • Fix: Sample quantity API calls now properly validate different types.