The Matrix Tree view functionality allows any hierarchical data in the system to be displayed in a tree like structure, similar to the familiar Microsoft file explorer. For example, batch information can be displayed in this way with an expandable tree view showing the samples, their tests and the test results associated with individual batches of material. When combined with the new Matrix Gemini Container Management functionality the tree view provides an even more powerful way of visualizing and managing data in the system.
A typical implementation is the storage and tracking of specimens, such as in a Biobank facility. The storage hierarchy can be displayed through a tree view. For example, rooms, freezers within the rooms and the shelves within the freezers. The container management functionality displays the contents of the individual containers on the shelves such as specimens in trays or held in 96 well plates. Drag and drop functionality allows the contents of containers to be moved and managed and when applied to the tree view drag and drop can allow the relocation of entire containers or indeed the relocation of any level, such as the relocation of an entire freezer to a different room.