Albert Inventory serves as a digital manifestation of your physical inventory, enabling you to sort, filter, trace, and manage all types of inventory.
Searching the Inventory
Opening up the Inventory module will open a list of saved filters as well as an option to view all Inventory. For more information on the types of inventory categories available, navigate to this help article.
When selecting any of the above filters, the Inventory module will open and apply the respective filter, showing all of the available Inventory items within that category (i.e. when selecting the Consumables filter, all Inventory Consumables will populate the list).
Search: Ask Albert
To search for a specific Inventory item, navigate to the Ask Albert search bar at the top of the Inventory module, type in your desired keywords, and hit 'Enter'.
The panel with which you can apply filters is on the lefthand side of the Inventory module. Multiple filter options and multiple filters within each option can be applied to narrow down the list of Inventory that apply to what you're looking for. The number of items that will appear after a selected filter is applied sits next to the name of the filter, as shown below. As you check off filters, new numbers will populate based on how many items fit the newly selected criteria.
The full list of fields that can be filtered on are as follows:
|Category||Filter by the category of the Inventory item (Formula, etc.)|
|Manufacturer||Filter by the manufacturer name|
|CAS Number||Filter by CAS number|
|Tags||Filter by tags associated with the items|
|Location||Filter by location of the item|
|Storage Location||Filter by storage location|
|Pictograms||Filter by the Pictograms associated with the item|
|Quarantine Status||Filter based on whether an item is quarantined or not|
|Created By||Filter by the user who created the Inventory item|
|Lot Created By||Filter by the user who created the Lot|
|Inventory On Hand||Select to see items with available amounts >0|
|Expiration Date||Filter based on the timeframe in which the item expires (Overdue, Today, This Week, This Month, Later)|
Tip: Used saved filters to quickly and easily navigate common Inventory searches! For more information on saved filters, navigate to this help article.
You are able to sort the full or filtered list of Inventory by relevancy, by the quantity of Inventory on hand, by date created, and alphabetically.
Search Tips and Tricks
Searching by Lot Number
You can search for the Lot number directly in the Search bar. For the most accurate search results, remove the prefix ("B" for batch Lots) or search using quotes. For example:
Use the AND operator to find items that hit both search criteria. For example: Sigma-Aldrich AND Butyl Stearate
Exact Matches Using Quotes
If your search comes back with more results than you were hoping for, wrap your search term in quotations to refine the search even further. For example: Sigma-Aldrich AND "Butyl Stearate"
Field Level Callout
If you would prefer to use the search bar rather than using filters, you can call out specific fields you would like to search on. For example: manufacturer:sigma-aldrich