When features are under development and not yet ready to be incorporated into the production product, they may be included as experimental features. These features may change, break, or disappear at any time. We make absolutely no guarantees about what may happen if you turn on these experimental features. Some experimental features are only available when specific modules are included. Proceed with discretion and please contact LabKey
if you are interested in sponsoring further development of features listed here. Enabling or disabling some features will require a restart of the server.
- Select (Admin) > Site > Admin Console
- Under Configuration, click Experimental Features.
- Carefully read the warnings and descriptions before enabling any features.
Display a notifications 'inbox' icon in the header bar with a display of the number of notifications; click to show the notifications panel of unread notifications.
Resolve lookups by value
This feature will attempt to resolve lookups by value through the UI insert/update form. This can be useful when the lookup list is long (> 10000) and the UI stops rendering a dropdown.
Generic [details] link in grids/queries
This feature will turn on generating a generic [details] link in most grids.
Include Last-Modified header on query metadata requests
For schema, query, and view metadata requests, enabling this will include a Last-Modified header such that the browser can cache the response. The metadata is invalidated when performing actions such as creating a new List or modifying the columns on a custom view.
Legacy Lineage Query
This feature will restore the legacy lineage queries used on the Material
Resolve Property URIs as Columns on Experiment Tables
If a column is not found on an experiment table, attempt to resolve the column name as a Property URI and add it as a property column.
Sample Manager Source Types
Add source types to the sample manager application.
Skip Importing Chromatograms
Enable to prevent the server from storing chromatograms in the database for newly imported files; instead load them on demand from .skyd files.
Prefer SKYD Chromatograms
When the server has the information needed to load a chromatogram on demand from a .skyd file, fetch it from the file instead of the database.
Client-side Exception Logging to Mothership
Client-side Exception Logging to Server
Use an R Server for R script evaluation instead of running R from a command shell. See LabKey/Rserve Setup Guide
for more information.
Enable personal folders for users.
No Guest Account
When this experimental feature is enabled, there will be no guest account. All users will have to create accounts in order to see any server content.
Block Malicious Clients
Reject requests from clients that appear malicious. Make sure this feature is disabled before running a security scanner.
Check for return URL Parameter Casing as 'returnUrl'
The returnUrl parameter must be capitalized correctly. When you enable this feature, the server will check the casing and throw an error if it is 'returnURL'.
No Question Marks in URLs
Don't append '?' to the end of URLs unless there are query parameters.
UX Assay Data Import
Adds an 'Import Data' button (using plus icon) to the 'Assay List' query view to get to the new UX Assay Data Import page.
Pre-20.3 List Designer
Use the GWT List Designer
(version in use prior to 20.3) to create and edit lists.
R Docker Sandbox
Use R engines contained in a Docker container. For details see Configure an R Docker Engine
Create Specimen Study
Adds a button to the specimen request details page that creates a new child study containing the selected specimens, associated participants, and selected datasets.
Use Sub-schemas in Study
Separate study tables into three groups:
Use Abstraction Results Comparison UI
Use a multi-column view for comparing abstraction results.
Use Last Abstraction Result
Use only the last set of submitted results per person for compare view. Otherwise all submitted iterations will be shown.
Abstraction Comparison Anonymous Mode
Make person names and randomize ordering for abstraction comparison views.