Features included in LabKey Server version 13.3:

Data Integration

  • ETL modules - Automate and streamline the assembly of data repositories from multiple sources with Extract-Transform-Load modules. ( video | docs )
  • Export Charts as JavaScript - Export timecharts, scatterplots, and box charts as JavaScript for further customization. ( docs )
  • Cloud Storage Integration - Manage large data files in the cloud using S3 Cloud Storage. ( docs )

Assays and 'Omics

  • (Luminex) Improved quality control with single point controls in Levey-Jennings plots. ( docs )
  • (NAb) New graphing layout options. ( docs )
  • (MS2) Spectra library export - Export Bibliospec libraries of the spectra data associated with peptide identifications. ( docs )
  • (MS2) Comet peptide search - Support for the open source Comet peptide identification search engine. ( docs )
  • GEOMicroarray - Support for importing microarray data, as downloaded from GEO. ( docs )
  • Flow - FlowJo 9.7.2 support

Observational Studies

  • Improved Study Designer - Improved flexibility when populating values in dropdowns and creating cohorts.

Specimen Repository Management

  • Introductory Video and Tutorial - Watch the video for an overview; read the tutorial for more details. ( video | docs )
  • Custom Aliquots - Manage non-vial specimen types such as tissue blocks. ( docs )
  • Request System Improvements - Limit which types of sites can request specimens. Customize QC flagging, comments, and groupings to easily display the sets of specimens your team needs most. ( docs )
  • Export specimen settings - Export more metadata about the specimen repository and request system settings. ( docs )

UI Improvements

  • Improved Views Management - Improved user interface for views and queries management. ( docs )
  • Data Views Browser - The Data Views web part is available for displaying queries, reports, and views outside of a study-type folder. ( docs )
  • Editable Tabs - Add, rename, move, and delete tabs for better custom project design. ( docs )
  • Faceted Filters - Improved selection and filtering behavior: faceted filters respect prior filters. ( docs )

Documentation

  • Improved New User Tutorials - Explore more features and get up to speed faster with updated introductory tutorials: ( docs )
  • Report Permissions - New guidelines matrix for setting permissions levels on individual reports and views. ( docs )

Server Administration and Operations

  • Tomcat 7 - Support for Tomcat 7. ( docs )
  • PostgreSQL 9.3 - Support for PostgreSQL 9.3. ( docs )
  • Audit log - Improved performance of audit log querying.
  • Full-text search - Improved performance of full-text searches.
  • Encrypted property store - Support for encrypted property sets. ( docs )

Installation and Upgrade

  • Distribution file changes - The file structure for distribution downloads has changed in version 13.3. ( docs )
  • Upgrade processing time - Note that the upgrade process for 13.3 may take longer than usual, due to audit log provisioning.
  • Full-text search reindexing - The full-text search index will be regenerated after upgrading to 13.3, which can result in higher than usual indexer activity.
  • GROUP_CONCAT installation - New instructions for installing/upgrading group_concat functions for SQL Server installations. ( docs )
  • Proteomics Enlistment - For developers who build LabKey Server from source, the mass spectrometry binaries are now provided as a separate enlistment. ( docs )
  • Module build process - For module developers, there are new options available in the module build process. ( docs )

New APIs

  • Addition to R labkey package: importRows() - Provides improved performance over insertRows() for large imports. ( docs )
  • New URL encoding options. ( docs )
  • New SQL functions - Added functions: folderName(), folderPath(), javaConstant(), moduleProperty(), and userName(). ( docs )

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