A PC with Windows 7 or more recent, a version of Microsoft Office™ (2010-2019) installed, or Office 365™, that includes the full version of Microsoft Access.
OR: Will also run on MACs that have Windows emulation software, with a version of Microsoft Office™ (2010-2019) installed, or Office 365™.
OR: Can also be used on PCs or MACs that can access the lab intranet remotely via services such as Citrix Server or Microsoft Server that have Microsoft Office™ installed
on the server. The front end of labElephant is copied to the lab drive, to the personal folder of each user, so each user has their own front end on the server.
OR: Combinations of the above.
labElephant has been tested with the following languages used for the Windows settings "Regional format" and "Windows display language":
The most used language setting is English (United States). labElephant may encounter errors if used with language settings other than these.
2: Try on one computer
Download and install labElephant, and try it out on a single computer that meets the above requirements. Make a new Figure in Experiments and see how it organizes and displays data you add from your computer or from the lab folder on a network server.
Take as long as you like to evaluate labElephant. In this mode of operation both the front end and the back end files of labElephant reside on the single computer.
labElephant leaves your data files in place, so there is no disruption of your normal data-storage procedures on your lab drive while you evaluate.
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3: Move to network
When you decide that it would be good for lab personnel to be able to enter and share data from their own computers, you can easily move the back end file of labElephant to the root
lab folder on the server using the Move button. Any qualified computer (see above) that has access
to your lab folder can then join labElephant, for simultaneous multi-user access to the same back end.
When first run with the back end on the server, an 8-digit number code specific to your installation will be generated, and a Keycode will be requested.
Log in to the labElephant website to purchase a license***, and obtain a Keycode for the 8-digit number code. Enter the keycode into labElephant, and you are all set to go for full network use!
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