Product Updates: History Widget, Linked Records, and More

Production release 195 of the Tulip platform brings several exciting new features and updates. Let’s dive in:

  • History Widget: New traceability in table records
  • Linked Records: Increased flexibility to set up relationships between tables
  • New Filters, Functions, and Triggers: New color based expression functions, analytic filters, and more

History Widget

Built for viewing batch and device records, the History Widget offers visibility and traceability into the creation, update, and deletion of table records. It is an interactive, scrollable widget, that you can embed within your app, and link to a specific table record. The widget will present the entire audit trail and historical record in compliance with ALCOA including all time stamps, user, process variables data changes made to values in a table. Tulip also allows you to match the specified date-time format that your organization uses. Please reach out to us if you’d like that feature enabled in your instance.

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Linked Records

We made it easier to establish relationships between table records through Linked Records. Regardless of what the data within your Tulip Table is, there will likely be a definable relationship between it and another Table. By utilizing linked records, you can define, manage, and visualize these relationships between different tables. A popular example of this may include assembly and sub-assembly data, or shift schedule and operator information data.

Please reach out to us if you’d like that feature enabled in your instance.

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History Widget and Linked Records are among several features we recently announced for GxP operations. You can read more about Tulip’s latest GxP features here.

New Filters, Functions, and Triggers

Filters

It is important for users to filter analytics in ways that matter to your organization for decision making. We are introducing two new methods to help you do that:

  • Filter by Week Number
  • Filter by Last 60 Minutes

In addition, we have added a filter to the variable modal.

Functions

With the expression editor in Tulip, you can unlock even more capabilities in your apps. Here are some of the new functions we have added:

  • RGB: Returns a HEX value color of the specified red, green, and blue components
  • RGBA: Returns a HEX value color of the specified red, green, blue, and alpha components

If you want to explore the full list of functions available, we have a great list.

Triggers

In addition, we have added a new Sum Array action to our triggers.

 

These features and more are available to Tulip users in release 195 and above. To learn more about other additions and fixes with the most recent releases of Tulip, visit our community site for release notes, and our support site for resources. Want to learn more about a specific product feature? Reach out with questions.