Technical Release Notes: April 1st, 2020

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Headers in Genbank Files Included in Entry Export PDFs No Longer Overlap

Previously, long headers in genbank files may overlap in entry exports. Now, the headers are separated for easy identification.

Remove Rows in a Request Input Table

When executing a Request in the Notebook, all samples will appear an input table at the top of the page for reference. To delete rows in this table, right-click on the numbered column, then select “Delete row.” Deleting all rows of an input table allows for subsequent archiving of an entry.


Result Table Cannot be Published with No Columns Other Than the Sample

To insert a Result table in a Notebook entry, users must first publish the Result table from the configuration page. In the past, Result tables could be published with the “Sample ID” column alone. Recent improvements assure that Result tables must contain other columns in order to be published.

Attached Primers Will Appear as an Annotation on .gb Exports of a DNA Sequence

Exports of DNA sequences will now reflect attached primers as annotations. This functionality is not currently available for other export types.


Create Requests from a Container Worklist

To fulfill a request from a container worklist, view the worklist in an expanded view. Then select the checkbox in the column header (next to “Barcode”) to select all containers. Click “Create Request” from in the toolbar on the right side, which will prompt the selection of the Request schema to create a subsequent request.


Update Container and Plate Fields in Bulk in the Inventory

In the box view, select multiple containers you would like to update. Then click “Edit Field” in the toolbar above to update container fields in bulk. This functionality is also supported for wells when viewing plates in a similar manner.


View and Search the Inventory by Container Concentration

Concentration can now be displayed in the expanded view of the Inventory. In addition, users have the option to filter searches by concentration in the “Filters” tab. To enable this feature, please contact your Customer Experience representative.


Use the Search Box to Select an Archive Reason

Previously, archive reasons were displayed in dropdown menu. With the addition of a search bar, users can now streamline their selection for archival reasons.


Check-in, Check-out, and Reserve from the API

These capabilities were only available through the UI, but with recent updates are now available through the API. In addition, users can now get container status. Learn more about this feature by visiting the following links:


Update Notebook Entry Metadata Fields via the API

The metadata of a Notebook entry, including author, folder, entry name, and entry schema fields, can now be updated via a new PATCH endpoint. Entries can also change schema designation with this release.


List Folders by Name in the API 

In addition to listing folders by specifying Project and parent folders, narrow your search by defining a substring within the folder name. Learn more about the query parameters here.


Retrieve a Single Assay Result via the API

Specifying an assay_result_id will return a single result in the API. 


Archive Results via the API

This additional endpoint allows the archival of results by specifying the assayResultIds.
Note: only results that have not been added to a Notebook Entry can be archived. Once results are attached to a notebook entry, they are tracked in the history of that entry and cannot be archived. Learn more here.

Updated Error Description When Invalid EntityIds are Used to List Results 

Invalid entityIds used to list results previously resulted in an error representing a crash in the application (i.e. 500 internal service error). Updated error descriptions now point to the cause of the error (i.e. 400 Bad Request Error : One or more provided entityIds were not entities.)

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