Loading a Database

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How to use a private database in OLI software version 10 and later?

Installing the database

See Installing an OLI Database for instructions on how to load a private database

Using a private database in OLI Studio/Analyzer

1. Start the OLI Studio/Analyzer program.

2. Create a stream. A note about hierarchy. The deeper into a tree the more local the change. You can specify a database at the program level, a stream level, or a calculation level. Make the appropriate choice. For this example, we are going to add a database at the stream level.

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3. A drop-down list will be displayed. Position the cursor on Using Model options and click.


This will display a list of loaded databanks. Note 1, that you may not have all the databases listed below. Note 2, we have selected the MSE thermodynamic framework.

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4. For this example we will be selecting the "Sodium Iodide" database. You will have to scroll down to find it:

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Note 1: Scroll down Note 2: hight light the database and then click the right-arrow

5. The database is selected, click OK to continue

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6. Confirming that the database is selected

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The summary window will show you which frameworks and databases that have been selected.

Using a private database in OLI Flowsheet

1. Start OLI Flowsheet: ESP and then click on the Chemistry tab

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2. We have chosen the MSE framework (#1). Next click the Add button (#2)

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3. For our example, locate the "Sodium Iodide" database and select it

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4 Confirming the database selection

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Using a private database in the OLI Chemistry Wizard

1. Start the OLI Chemistry Wizard

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2. Enter a model name = #1 (or use an existing one) and also change your working folder if required = #2.

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Click Next

3. Locate our example database "Sodium Iodide", you may need to scroll down.

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  1. 1 Select the database
  2. 2 Click the right-arrow

4. Confirming database selection

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Click Next to finish the Chemistry Wizard. See Chemistry Wizard for more instructions