Both SensaLab Study and Connect enable you to search and find animal records by inputting a cage ID and using to search the database by the cage ID to return a list of animals within it.
Did you know, that if you plug in or connect via Bluetooth a bar code reader, and you have added the bar code value to your cages in the Study > Workbench > Cages record, you can find the cage using the bar code?
In the Animal List screen, first, you must enable the Cage barcode column option so that you can search on it.
This column will now appear in your animal list screen.
To search on the cage using a barcode, your barcode reader must be connected to your computer (via its USB cable or Bluetooth connection).
On the Animal List screen, simply click on the Choose option in the Cage barcode column, as shown below. Scan the barcode and the barcode reader will insert the barcode into this field and the list will display the one cage that matches the input barcode.
In the Connect application, you can find cages in the Find Animal and Associate Tag options. Simply open these functions, ensure your barcode reader is connected to your Connector device, position your cursor in the Cage field, scan your cage card barcode and the value will appear in that field and Connect will display matching cage records with that barcode.
This is a new feature that was released in v1.3.