Bug: Batch Mode entering Results in Batch Book does not work and customize field names


Hello, I am currently testing the Senaite VirtualBox VM (v1.2) to check if Senaite fits our need for a small specialized lab.

For us it is important to check if Batch Mode is working. But actually Senaite runs into an error when I try to enter results using the Batch Book View (after clicking “Submit” it opens “manage_results”, but it gives: " This page does not seem to exist…"

I think there is missing somethng…

Is there a possibility to change the field names when entering new Analysis Requests? For example we don´t need many of the predefined fields,but we need to have a field named “Project Number”, so is there an option to rename fields or add customized ones?



Hi @habeex1, This might be fixed in Senaite 1.3 (https://github.com/senaite/senaite.core/issues/366#issuecomment-447438594). Please, update your VM to use Senaite 1.3 or use one demo server from the providers. If you still find this error report it to the issue tracker: https://github.com/senaite/senaite.core/issues

You can sort and hide fields through the " Manage Form Fields" button in the Samples’ creation view (https://senaite.naralabs.com/analysisrequests/ar_add?ar_count=1). But you cannot add/rename fields “on the fly”, to change the title of fields or to add new fields to any object in Senaite, you need to create an addon.

With programming skills you can:

Best regards,


Thanks for the answer. Is there a way to offline update the VM from 1.2 to 1.3? The host system is not connected to the internet …


If you have the “development environment” set up, you may copy the source code of Senaite 1.3 into the directory where you have the copied source code from GitHub.

Then, restart Senaite and run the upgrade step.

Anyhow, it will be much easier if you move the VM to a machine with internet connection, update and then put it back to the usual server.