QBench August 6, 2023 Product Release Notes

Here comes another QBench product release that’s composed almost entirely of features suggested by our customers!

Do you have ideas for new features? We’d love to hear them. Use the "Submit Feedback" link in your user dropdown menu to submit your ideas and vote on feature requests. The requests with the most votes get considered in our roadmap planning.

What’s New:

Canny Features (You asked, we delivered!)

  • You can now create Flat Surcharges in addition to Percentage Surcharges for Rush Turnaround Times.
  • You can now use a Keyboard Interface to select a scale in QBench and then have the data transmitted from that scale directly to the locations of your cursor (e.g. worksheet, or field set).
  • Customer Portal users can now click on the "View All Reports" option on the Order Detail page and the portal will open all of the generated reports in their own browser tabs.
  • You can now configure an automation to mark an Order or Samples on an Order as Received as part of the 'Then' criteria.
  • You can now filter on various criteria when downloading multiple reports from the Customer Portal V2.

New Search

We are rolling out a new Search Results page to individual customers over the next few weeks. Please get in touch if you’d like to try it. Once we turn the new search option on for your instance, you’ll be able toggle it on and off.

If you’ve got the need for speed, then you’re in luck. The new search functions much faster than the old search. It searches all fields related to a data type instead of just the top three fields. And it includes several search results page enhancements, such as:

  • A combined search page displaying results from multiple data types.
  • The ability to specify one or multiple specific data types to search on.
  • The ability to save user-specific preferences for which data types to include in search (Active Search Data Types). For instance, if you only ever search on Orders and Tests, you can save those as your defaults and hide search results from other data types.
  • Text that matches a search term is now highlighted in the search results.
  • Search all fields related to Orders, Samples, Tests, Sources, Batches, Assays, Projects, and Controls. Searching on Customers, Contacts, and Inventory Items fields coming soon.

If the new search is rolled out to your instance, you’ll see a button for “Try Our New Search!” and a callout that suggests you try it. Try it out and send us your feedback!

QBench New Search Toggle

Bug Fixes / Quality of Life Enhancements

  • The Order Request Notes field now only appears for Patient-Centric Portals.
  • Fixed a bug where the current date and time were not being set as the default value for the time of collection field when samples are uploaded to the Customer Portal V2.
  • Fixed a bug where Labels & Print Docs in the Customer Portal V2 were printing using UTC time and not the local time.
  • Fixed a bug where No-Code File Parsers were not updating Sample-level Worksheets correctly.
  • Fixed a bug where data exported from the Test List Page had misaligned columns when using a Sample-level view when the first two columns were Order and Customer.
  • Fixed a bug where No-Code File Parsers were not initializing modal params correctly.
  • Fixed a bug where importing new stock would not assign the Global Division by default (which was resulting in stock items not being editable until a division was assigned manually).
  • Fixed a bug that was allowing the API client to set protocol steps to invalid statuses.
  • Fixed a bug that was not allowing the API client to set protocol step statuses without first updating the start/complete date.

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