Navigate Inventory 🧪
To access Inventory, make sure you are on the Inventory Alpha instance (see RSpace Inventory Hub), then once you are signed up and logged in, click on the Inventory tab.
Inventory is divided into three panels:
- a collapsible sidebar, for navigating between Samples and Containers, as well as for returning to RSpace, getting help, and signing out
- the left panel, which is used for search and selecting an item to view
- the right panel, where you can display and edit information about items
Breadcrumb links are included when viewing containers or subsamples, to make the hierarchical location of an item visible at a glance. In the screenshot below, we can see that Antibody.02 can be found in the tube rack that is inside a big box. We also have a link to the sample the aliquot belongs to lower down. Clicking on one of these links will open that specific container or sample.
Samples do not have breadcrumb links, as their subsamples might be located in different containers.
Breadcrumbs are also available in the left-hand panel to facilitate navigating container hierarchies: click on a breadcrumb to move up in the hierarchy.
Info icons are available throughout the interface. Hovering over the info icon (click and hold on mobile) enables you to quickly view information about a particular item, and you can click on Open to directly view that item.
If you own the item, the icon will default to an information icon. If the item is not owned by you, the info icon will display as a people icon to indicate that this is an item shared with you.
RSpace Inventory can be used on both desktop and mobile. While the documentation uses the desktop view for examples, the functionality is the same on desktop and mobile, and unless otherwise noted, the instructions for mobile are identical to desktop, with "clicking" being equivalent to "tapping".
The desktop's left-panel is the main view in mobile. The sidebar is accessed by clicking on the top-left menu icon:
And the desktop's right-panel is an overlay in the mobile view, accessed by clicking on an item, and can be closed with the back arrow icon: