Bika LIMS 3.1 (Jun 25, 2014)

More functions that crept into Gaob Bika LIMS 3

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Release Notes

Tested with Plone 4.3
State Final release
License OSI
Release Manager Campbell
Released 2014/06/23 00:00:00 UTC

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In the tradition of Chief Inkosi Bika LIMS 2 using a title for a release, this edition is code-named Gaob Bika LIMS 3. Gaob, King, is taken from Khoi San Nama, language of the world's first people

Change log

3.1 (2014-06-23)
- Product and Analysis specifications per AR
- Incorrect published results invalidation workflow
- Improved re-testing workflow
- Adjustment factors on worksheets
- Using '< n' and '> n' results values
- Sample Storage locations
- Sample Categories
- Analysis Prioritisation
- Bulk AR creation from file
- Results reports inclusion of relevant QC results
- Supply Inventory and Orders
- JSON interface
- Management Reports export to CSV
- Enhancements to AR Batching
- Enhancements to Results Reports
- Instrument management module
Calibration certificates, maintenance, Instrument QC
Method, Instrument and Analysis integrity
- Instrument interfaces
Agilent MS 'Masshunter Quant'
Thermo Gallery
Foss Winescan FT 120, Auto
- Invoices
Per AR, Analysis per Invoice line.
Per Supply Order, inventory item per Invoice line
Invoices by email
Invoice 'batches' for selected time period, ARs aand Orders per Invoice line
Invoice batch export to accounts systems
Price lists. Analysis Services and Supplies
3.1.3036 (2014-05-30)
Added two check boxes in BikaSetup > Security:
- Allow access to worksheets only to assigned analysts (Y/N)
- Only lab managers can create and manage new worksheets (Y/N)
The 3036 upgrade sets the above options to true by default, so after being upgraded, only the labmanagers will be able to manage WS and the analysts will only have access to the worksheets to which they are assigned. These defaults can be changed in BikaSetup > Security.