How to do configuration in Central Store Management and install and access orders manager & catalog? - LabCollector

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Centrale store management add-on helps big labs to have a centralized ordering system. Labs that have various franchises and manage their reagents or supplies in a common stock room, can utilize central store management add-on. For orders to be created in this centralized system you can utilize the orders manager system for a common stock room to have the purchase order management in LabCollector.

Follow the below process to setup the central store management:

1. Add Users

2. Set general parameters

  • Access Orders Manager
  • Access Catalog

3. Add Remote LabCollectors

1. Add Users

  1. You can add users who can use central store management add-on by going to Users tab.
  2. You can add a existing LabCollector user. You just need to search by name and all the LabCollector users with that login name will appear below. You need to upload (under the action column) the user in the add-on.
  3. You can also add an user who does not exist in LabCollector. When you click the add external user button you will need to fill a form to create the user and submit the form.


2. Set general parameters

  1. In the general parameters you can set up module for client catalog. It can be either Reagent & supplies or a custom module.
  2. You need to attach a category from the Address book add-on. You can create categories by going to  PREFERENCES -> ADDRESS BOOK OPTIONS
  3. The currency must be set in the catalog config file. You can contact us by email or raising a ticket to let us know if you cannot access the catalog file.
    You need to add the catalog file as an add-on from google play store.

  4.  You can choose to show or not to show the currency.

Access Orders manager add-on

  • You need install the catalog and Orders Manager add-on to manage all the add-ons in Central Store manager.
  • You can download the orders manager add-on and the catalog from the below link.
  • Unzip the file under
    C:\Program Files (x86)\AgileBio\LabCollector\www\lab\extra_modules 
  • To finish the installation you need to come to the Central store Management add-on.

Access Catalog

If you do not have this information, please contact us at or raise a ticket.

3. Add Remote LabCollectors

  1. You can add the name or number of LabCollector. The code with be selected automatically.
  2. You need to add API URL of the LabCollector you want to connect to the central store management.
  3. You need to add API Token of the LabCollector you want to connect to the central store management.
  4. You can add information about your instance, that will be connected. It could be brief description such as name or location of the LabCollector or the lab name.
  5. The LabCollectors that you have added will be visible here and you can take edit them by clicking the icon.