There is currently a known problem where a database error sometimes occurs when adding new instruments to LIMS-plus v5. To avoid this error, enter the instrument information on the Instrument Detail tab (only that tab) and then click the Save button. Clicking the Save button will close the Add Instrument window, so you will need to re-open the window to add the remaining instrument information on the File Import Export, Security Access, and Instrument Maintenance tabs.
To re-open the window and continue entering the instrument information, click the Edit icon for that instrument in the list. The Edit Instrument window will open and additional information can be added (in any order) at that time.