5.02.4 Freezerbox and Database Widgets
Posted by Katrina Vuong on 08 November 2019 09:52 AM
To display data directly inside of your lab notebook, you may want to create a Freezerbox or Database widget. To create a Database or Freezer box widget, use the Import CSV function on the Add Entry Toolbar or Create your own using the Widget Manager.
A Database will display your data as rows with headings. Each row represents a form that can be created through a CSV document or in the Widget Manager. Like a spreadsheet, you can add new rows, delete rows, or create new rows.
When you first put this widget on a page, you will see something like this:
Each Row in the database corresponds to a form like this:
View: Shows information of a selected row.
Note: If the "Export to File" button is not available (blackened out) you may need to install Adobe Flash Player. Some browsers may require you to click "run on this page."
Freezer Box Widget
Freezerbox widgets are perfect for visually organizing data in a grid style. Each cell displays a summary of the data for that cell and you can view all information by hovering your mouse over the cell.
Each cell represents a form like this:
The Freezerbox Tools
Name: This is a box to give your freezer box a name. This field is mandatory.
Size: Use this drop down to customize the size of your freezerbox. You can choose one of the preset dimensions or select "Customize" and specify your own dimensions.
Color: Use this drop down to change the color of the vertical and horizontal cell labels
Location: If your freezer box is meant to represent an arrangement of items in a container or room, you can use this field to identify the location of these items (Tarantino Lab, Lab Freezer A, etc.).
Description: Use this field to provide a short description of your freezerbox widget
The Swap Column and Row Labels button moves the numeric labels to the columns and the Alphabetical labels to the rows. Click this button again to switch it back.