Brain Dump on LabWare (and Other) LIMS Upgrade and Merge Issues

Someone recently wrote to me for advice on how to get started with a LabWare system migration for two systems that will be merged into a single system. I sent him my brain dump to help give him a start and I figured I would share it with all of you who might be doing the same, but a lot of these issues apply to just about any system, whether LabWare LIMS, SampleManager LIMS, an ELN or anything else.

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LabWare LIMS Event Triggers, Automation Scripts and Status Rules

Today’s is to understand the difference between LabWare’s Event Triggers, Automation Scripts and Status Rules. I know from working with people that it’s confusing and frustrating to those trying to understand all of this. However, if you’re going to program in LIMS Basic and to work within the entire system (as opposed to just creating various templates and calculations who don’t need to know any of this) then you need to understand these as they’re powerful and can be difficult to use if you don’t understand them.

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LabWare LIMS Interview Questions

I was looking at my blog statistics for two days ago and discovered that someone found my blog by using the search term “labware lims interview questions” and wanted to address this more specifically. Let’s discuss the types of questions you’ll ask. First of all, by using the term “interview” we’re talking about interviewing people to bring onto your project. You could, of course, just contact me, Gloria Metrick, a LabWare LIMS expert, and make it easy on yourself. 🙂 But let’s suppose you don’t want to take my word for it or have other reasons to interview other people. Here are some thoughts on how to get started on this task.

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