Wizards and Batches… Removing the Warlock….
In TF there are three main choices to create batches. Each of these come from historical markets that TF is serving.
To start there is a selection of the type of creation you want to see. This is located in the Configuration mode under the Optional features section.
This allows the user to choose between the LabForms style wizard and the TraceFinder Acqustion Mode.
The TraceFinder Mode was made to make a wizard like workflow that naturally fit inside the application, and had a bit more intellegent checking of criteria before submitting a batch for Acqusition. This is the reason, that there are four mode buttons when it is enabled.
The Historical LabForms wizard was left in place to allow for users of that product to transition their existing workflow into the new application of TraceFinder.
Thereby, reducing the cost of the move. This view is more of a popup window and has some unique features. Eirther one allows for templates to be made and utilized in batch creation.
Finally Batches can just be made in a regular, non-templeted fashion by using the Batch View new batch selection.
Converting From Old to New… Methods, Data and Templates
TraceFinder provides an executable application the top level menu “Go” item, that will allow you to convert all of your old stuff to the latest versions of TraceFinder for use.
This includes all previous versions of TraceFinder and back to the LabForms 2.5.x application.
This allows you to reproduce your data and methods you currently use in the newer platform without having to recreate everything.
It also allows you to browse to any stored TF or LabForms directories to pull in the information even if, it has been archived on a remote disk.
After you have opened the directory the contents for the selected data type will be listed below.
You can select individual files or right click and select all. the simply press the “Start Converting” button in the lower right corner.
If any issues occur the Status column will contain an entry and the log file will record the issues with conversion.