This tutorial shows you how to create a variety of module-based reports, queries, and views, and how to surface them in the LabKey Server user interface. The module makes use of multiple resources, including: R reports, SQL queries, SQL query views, HTML views, and web parts.

The Scenario

Suppose that you want to present a series of R reports, database queries, and HTML views. The end-goal is to deliver these to a client as a unit that can be easily added to their existing LabKey Server installation. Once added, end-users should not be able to modify the queries or reports, ensuring that they keep running as expected. The steps below show how to fulfill these requirements using a file-based module.


Use the Module on a Production Server

This tutorial is designed for developers who build LabKey Server from source. But even if you are not a developer and do not build the server from source, you can get a sense of how modules by work by installing the module that is the final product of this tutorial. To install the module, download reportDemo.module and copy the file into the directory LABKEY_HOME\externalModules (on a Windows machine this directory is typically located at C:\Program Files(x86)\LabKey Server\externalModules). Notice that the server will detect the .module file and unzip it, creating a directory called reportDemo, which is deployed to the server. Look inside reportDemo to see the resources that have been deployed to the server. Read through the steps of the tutorial to see how these resources are surfaced in the user interface.

First Step


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