This article is going to cover how to manage the schedules of laboratories and the test which each laboratory can cover.
During the process of creating a schedule in an OpenGround project, you will be asked to select a laboratory.
This is created at the system level outside a project. If you close the project and or are looking at the full list of projects in your OpenGround there will be a laboratories part of the system ribbon.
Creating a laboratory will make it available in the list of laboratories when you create a schedule. you can add other meta information with each of your laboratories.
If you want to see or manage the laboratories already in the system you can select the Manage button on the system ribbon above. this will let you see the laboratories grid which will have a list of the labs you have already set up.
On the ribbon above you can edit the labs or you can add new laboratories from here as well.
The most important part of laboratories is that each lab has its own test names and test codes. To add them follow the guide above.
There isn't a standard set of tests but please speak to your laboratory to confirm what they would work with.
If you are working with a laboratory that is using KeyLAB you can request a file from them which will populate this section. This will bring the laboratory's names and test codes which will help with aligning AGS schedule information so it will import directly into KeyLAB.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?><Types><TestType Name="ASTM Water Content" Description="" TestInstructions="" ReadOnly="True" TestCode="ASTMWCON" IsExternal="False"></TestType><TestType Name="ASTM Atterberg Single Point" Description="" TestInstructions="" ReadOnly="True" TestCode="ASTMLLPL1P" IsExternal="False"></TestType></Types>
Above is an example of the files produced by KeyLAB which can be used to expand out if required.