Generate a Content Listing of an OLI Databank

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How to generate a content listing of an OLI Databank?

Many times a user would like to have a list of the contents of an OLI databank. While the OLI Studio program does not have this capability, OLI has provided a tool to create such a list in a utility program installed with the OLI software. This tool is called the Data Locator.

Please start the OLI Data Locator tool which is found in the OLI Systems | OLI Studio | Tools program group.

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This will start the OLI Data Locator program.

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There are several filters that can be applied. The default setting is to search using all the search criteria in the Aqueous (H+ ion) thermodynamic framework and in the Public databank. Please click the Find Now button. Retrieve all the species in the Public Databank.

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In this example 5398 components have been found. To save this list you need to use the File menu item.

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and then select the Save Results option.

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The default name is oli_species_list.txt but you may change to any suitable name.

This creates a space delimited separated file as in the example below:

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This file may be imported into a spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel for further processing. How that occurs is left to the user:

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Author: Jim Berthold