View racks

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There are a number of circumstances in which the contents of an entire rack will need to be viewed. Whether to verify that all of the specimens were entered correctly, print out a list of the rack's contents, or simply view the history of a certain rack.


Contents

Opening the Rack Viewing Search Screen

  1. Click View in the Navigation Menu under the heading Racks.
    Navigation Menu
    Racks > View

  2. The Rack Viewing Search Screen will be displayed containing a Rack ID Search feature and a listing of containers. In the container listing, containers that have racks residing in them will display the Container Name as a clickable link while containers that are empty will display the Container Name as plain text.
    Rack Viewing Search Screen


Methods for Locating Racks

There are two ways to locate a specific rack from the Rack Viewing Search Screen.

  1. Search for Racks by Rack ID: If the part or all of the desired rack's ID is known, the search function can be used to locate the rack. Refer to Searching for Racks by Rack ID.
  2. Search for Racks by Browsing Containers: If the desired rack's ID is unknown, it can be located by browsing the racks residing in each container. Refer to Searching for Racks by Browsing Containers.


Searching for Racks by Rack ID

  1. Type or scan a Rack ID into the search text box and click the Search Button or press the Enter Key on the keyboard. Wildcards are permitted.
  2. The list of racks matching the search term will be displayed below the search area with the Rack ID of each being a clickable link.
    Rack Viewing Search Screen:
    Search Area

  3. Click on the Rack ID Link corresponding to the desired rack to view its contents and history.
    Rack Viewing Search Results Screen

  4. Refer to Overview of The Rack Viewing Screen for explanation of the Rack Viewing Screen.


Searching for Racks by Browsing Containers

  1. Click on the container name from the Select a Container section to view a listing of the racks contained within.
    Rack Viewing Search Screen:
    Container Listing Area

  2. Click on the Rack ID Link corresponding to the desired rack to view its contents and history.
    Rack Viewing Container Contents Listing Screen

  3. You are now viewing the contents and tracking history for the rack.
  4. Refer to Overview of The Rack Viewing Screen for explanation of the Rack Viewing Screen.


Overview of The Rack Viewing Screen

The Rack Viewing Screen is divided into three sections:

  1. Rack Operations area contains the Add Rack Note Button and the Print Manifest Button.
    • Click the Add Rack Note Button to display a dialog box in which a note about this rack can be entered if desired. Clicking the Add Note Button in this dialog box will add the entered note to the rack and close the dialog box.
      Add Rack Note Dialog Box

    • Click the Print Manifest Button to display a printer-friendly list of the specimens in the container and open the browser's printing window.
  2. Rack Contents displays a list of the specimens contained in the selected rack in which the Specimen IDs are clickable links.
    • Click the Specimen ID Link of a specimen to view its history and add a note if desired.
  3. Rack History displays a detailed auditing log of every event associated with the rack sorted by date and time. Each entry in the list displays a date, time, action, and user account performing the action. The history displayed here is restricted to rack and container events.
    Rack Viewing Screen


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