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.
  • Use checkboxes to enable desired experimental features. Uncheck the box to disable the feature.

Block Malicious Clients

Reject requests from clients that appear malicious. Make sure this feature is disabled before running a security scanner.

Client-side Exception Logging to Mothership

Report unhandled JavaScript exceptions to mothership.

Client-side Exception Logging to Server

Report unhandled JavaScript exceptions to the server log.

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.

ELISA Multi-plate, multi well data support

Allows ELISA assay import of high-throughput data file formats which contain multiple plates and multiple analyte values per well. Learn more in this topic: Enhanced ELISA Assay Support

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.

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.

No Question Marks in URLs

Don't append '?' to the end of URLs unless there are query parameters.

Notifications Menu

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.

R Docker Sandbox

Use R engines contained in a Docker container. For details see Configure an R Docker Engine.

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.

Use Sub-schemas in Study

Separate study tables into three groups:

  • datasets
  • specimens
  • design

User Folders

Enable personal folders for users.

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.

Legacy Lineage Query

This feature will restore the legacy lineage queries used on the Material and Data details pages.

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.

Rserve Reports

Use an R Server for R script evaluation instead of running R from a command shell. See LabKey/Rserve Setup Guide for more information.

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'.

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.


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