Label Printing

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Label Printing

The EDGE Label Printing feature is available for containers in the Chain of Custody (COC) Manager. This article explains how to configure label content using the Label Printing feature.

 

Define Containers to be Printed

 

1.Open the COC Manager from the Tools ribbon.

 

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2.Create a COC and add samples. Please read Create a Chain of Custody for more details about this process.

3.In the Containers tab, select which labels will be printed by checking the box in the Label Print column. If no containers are selected, then all labels will be printed.

 

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Print Labels

 

Within the Export section, select Label Printing.

 

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EDGE will prompt the user to select a template from the Custom Labels folder (EDGE/Custom Labels). Depending on the template selected, an Excel or PDF file will automatically open with the selected containers and be configured based on the template. For fields which have no data, a blank line will be printed.

 

Note: If only one template is located in the Custom Labels folder, the Labels report will open automatically through that template.

 

After the exported labels file opens, a Print Preview window will appear, allowing the labels to be reviewed prior to printing. Click Print to send the document to the default printer, which will automatically start printing.

 

Label Templates

 

EDGE exports container data to a Microsoft Excel file (*.xls, *.xlsx) or PDF via a Microsoft Word (*.doc, *.docx) template. Example templates for Excel and for Word (using an Avery 5163 label sheet (2 x 4 inches)) are provided with EDGE. Each template's format and setup are detailed below. Changes made to the templates must be completed before opening EDGE.

 

Microsoft Excel Template

 

Labels generated from Excel can be configured in the Label_template.xls file found in the Custom Labels folder (EDGE/Custom Labels).

 

The image below shows the sample template from Label_template.xls. All keywords in curly brackets { } are replaced with data from EDGE, and may be changed to other fields.

 

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The template file also includes the following list of available field in the Available Fields worksheet.

 

Field Label

EDD/EDP Table

Column

TASK

ContractMagSPM_Bottles

TASK

SAMPLEID

ContractMagSPM_Bottles

SYS_SAMPLE_CODE

MAG

ContractMagSPM_Bottles

METHOD_ANALYTE_GROUP_CODE

FRACTION

ContractMagSPM_Bottles

FRACTION

METHOD

ContractMagSPM_Bottles

METHOD

TAT_DAYS

ContractMagSPM_Bottles

TAT_DAYS

HOLD_YN

ContractMagSPM_Bottles

HOLD_YN

LAB

ContractMagSPM_Bottles

LAB

LOCATION

FieldSample_v1

SYS_LOC_CODE

SAMPLER

FieldSample_v1

SAMPLER

MATRIX

FieldSample_v1

SAMPLE_MATRIX_CODE

FACILITY

ContractMagSPM_Bottles

FACILITY

PRESERV

ContractMagSPM_Bottles

PRESERV

FILTERED

ContractMagSPM_Bottles

FILTERED

SAMPLETYPE

FieldSample_v1

SAMPLE_TYPE_CODE

BARCODE

1D or 2D, configured in EDGE Options

NA

CONTAINER_DESC

ContractMagSPM_Bottles

CONTAINER_DESC

MAG_REMARK

ContractMagSPM_Bottles

MAG

 

The image below is an example export from EDGE using the example Excel template.

 

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Barcode Options

 

EDGE may be configured to print either 1D or 2D barcodes by using the Default Barcode Type for Labels setting, which is found in the Label Printing for Bottles section of EDGE Options.

 

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Microsoft Word Template

Labels generated from Word can be configured in the example EDGE_Labels5163.docx file found in the Custom Labels folder (EDGE/Custom Labels).

 

The image below shows the sample template from EDGE_Labels5163.docx. All keywords in arrows (« ») are replaced with data from EDGE, and may be changed to other fields.

 

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To configure EDGE fields, in the Insert tab, click Quick Parts > Field  

 

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Select MergeField for the Field Names, then manually type the EDGE field desired in the Field name box, use Field options to add text. In the image below, task is being added.

 

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Below is a list of available EDGE fields.

 

Field Label

EDD/EDP Table

Column

TASK

ContractMagSPM_Bottles

TASK

SAMPLEID

ContractMagSPM_Bottles

SYS_SAMPLE_CODE

MAG

ContractMagSPM_Bottles

METHOD_ANALYTE_GROUP_CODE

FRACTION

ContractMagSPM_Bottles

FRACTION

METHOD

ContractMagSPM_Bottles

METHOD

TAT_DAYS

ContractMagSPM_Bottles

TAT_DAYS

HOLD_YN

ContractMagSPM_Bottles

HOLD_YN

LAB

ContractMagSPM_Bottles

LAB

LOCATION

FieldSample_v1

SYS_LOC_CODE

SAMPLER

FieldSample_v1

SAMPLER

MATRIX

FieldSample_v1

SAMPLE_MATRIX_CODE

FACILITY

ContractMagSPM_Bottles

FACILITY

PRESERV

ContractMagSPM_Bottles

PRESERV

FILTERED

ContractMagSPM_Bottles

FILTERED

SAMPLETYPE

FieldSample_v1

SAMPLE_TYPE_CODE

SAMPLEDATE



SAMPLEDATEONLY



CONTAINER_DESC

ContractMagSPM_Bottles

CONTAINER_DESC

MAG_REMARK

ContractMagSPM_Bottles

MAG

PROJECTID



SAMPLETIME



COLLECTIONMETHOD



BARCODE1D

must specify field type as image

unaffected by EDGE Options

BARCODE2D

must specify field type as image

unaffected by EDGE Options

 

The image below is an example export from EDGE using the example Word template.

 

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