ELab 7 user manual - Sample backlog - ELab

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Sample Backlog Report Overview

The Sample Backlog Report is available to authorized user based on login by navigating to the Sample Backlog menu item.

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Select the Location/Department.

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Click the Report Report Button.png button. The Worklist for the logged-in user displays.

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Sample Backlog Report

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Filter for Specific Items

The ELab Filter tool makes it easy to quickly and easily locate any specific items in a any list screen. Use it to narrow down any items in the Backlog Report you seek, e.g. by a date range, test, batch or specimen number. Simply click the Filter Filter Button.png button:

Sample Backlog Filter

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Enter any search criteria and click OK OK Button.png to bring back filtered records. To view all records, click Reset Filter Reset Filter Button.png.

  • NOTE: Use Reset Filter Reset Filter Button.png button in any list screen whenever you think there are records that are not being displayed that you need. remember the Filter tool is "sticky". That is, once search criteria are used, they remain in place unless changed, reset, or the user logs out.

Export to Excel

The Backlog Report or indeed any list screen in the LIS is easily exported as an Excel spreadsheet.

Click on the Export Export to Excel Button.png button (you can filter for the records you want to export). A series of one or more Export Popups display.

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Make sure there are not too many records being exported and click Yes for each (unless you want to export as a generic .txt file).

*Note: It is important that you have made your LabLynx webLIMS site URL a Trusted Site with Active X enabled, and that you have allowed external program scripts to run in your Excel application. If you have questions, consult your LIMS Administrator.

WebLIMS opens your local MS Excel program and creates a file containing your exported records.