This topic is under construction for the 24.7 (July 2024) release of LabKey Server. For current release notes, click here.

Here's what we're working on for version 24.7 (July 2024).

Security Hotfixes: LabKey Server versions 24.3.2 and 23.11.11 include an important security fix. Please upgrade to one of these releases (or later) as soon as possible. See more information in our support forum announcement.
  • Premium Edition clients will find their custom distribution of the new releases on their Support Portal. Contact your Account Manager if you need assistance.
  • Community Edition users can download the new version here: Download Community Edition


LabKey Server

Premium Edition Feature Updates

  • Connections using ODBC now have the option to override the base server URL if necessary.
  • A new "Require Secondary Authentication" role provides administrators with the ability to selectively enable two-factor authentication for different users and groups. (docs)
Learn more about Premium Editions of LabKey Server here.

Community Edition Updates

  • Maintenance release 24.3.5 (May 2024) addresses an issue with importing across Sample Types in certain time zones. Date, datetime, and time fields were sometimes inconsistently translated. (resolved issue)
  • Maintenance release 24.3.5 (May 2024) addresses an issue with uploading files during bulk editing of Sample data. (resolved issue)
  • When a folder is created using another folder as a template, you now have the option to decide whether to include PHI columns.
  • A new Usage Statistics view gives administrators a better way to understand site usage.
  • Improvements in full text search index syncing.
  • New menu for exporting charts to PDF or PNG.

Distribution Changes and Upgrade Notes

  • The upgrade to 24.7 may take longer than usual to accommodate schema updates related to sample lineage.
  • Tomcat 10 is required and is also embedded in the distribution of LabKey Server starting with version 24.3.
    • LabKey Cloud subscribers will be upgraded automatically.
    • For users with on-premise installations, the process for upgrading from previous versions (using a standalone version Tomcat 9) has changed significantly. Administrators should be prepared to make additional changes during the first upgrade to use embedded Tomcat. Future upgrades will be much simpler. (docs)
    • The process for installing a new LabKey Server has also changed significantly and is much simpler than for past releases. (docs)

Sample Manager

The Sample Manager Release Notes list features by monthly version.

XXPremium Edition Features:

  • Administrators can set the application to require users to provide reasons for updates as well as other actions like deletions. (docs)
  • Moving entities between projects is easier now that you can select from multiple projects simultaneously for moves to a new one. (docs)
XXStarter Edition Features:
  • Users can better comply with regulations by entering a Reason for Update when editing sample, source or assay data. (docs)
  • More quickly find the location you need when adding samples to storage (or moving them) by searching for storage units by name or label. (docs)
  • Choose either an automatic (specifying box starting position and Sample ID order) or manual fill when adding samples to storage or moving them. (docs)
  • More easily find samples in Sample Finder by searching with user-defined fields in sample parent and source properties. (docs)
  • Lineage graphs have been updated to reflect "generations" in horizontal alignment, rather than always showing the "terminal" level aligned at the bottom. (docs)
  • Hovering over a column label will show the underlying column name. (docs)
  • Up to 20 levels of lineage can be displayed using the grid view customizer. (docs)

Biologics LIMS

The Biologics Release Notes list features by monthly version and product edition.

  • Users can better comply with regulations by entering a Reason for Update when editing sample, source or assay data. (docs)
  • More quickly find the location you need when adding samples to storage (or moving them) by searching for storage units by name or label. (docs)
  • Choose either an automatic (specifying box starting position and Sample ID order) or manual fill when adding samples to storage or moving them. (docs)
  • More easily find samples in Sample Finder by searching with user-defined fields in sample parent and source properties. (docs)
  • Lineage graphs have been updated to reflect "generations" in horizontal alignment, rather than always showing the "terminal" level aligned at the bottom. (docs)
  • Hovering over a column label will show the underlying column name. (docs)
  • Up to 20 levels of lineage can be displayed using the grid view customizer. (docs)
  • Administrators can set the application to require users to provide reasons for updates as well as other actions like deletions. (docs)
  • Moving entities between projects is easier now that you can select from multiple projects simultaneously for moves to a new one. (docs)

Client APIs and Development Notes


The symbol indicates a feature available in a Premium Edition of LabKey Server, Sample Manager, or Biologics LIMS.

Previous Release Notes: Version 24.3

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