Difference between revisions of "What happened to the Import Database Button in OLI Studio V10"
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[[Category: OLI Studio]]
[[Category: OLI Studio]]
Latest revision as of 18:39, 2 January 2020
Starting with version 10 of the OLI Studio software the format of the databases changed from the old ESP format (the 39 file format) to a single SQL file which either represented as an SQ3 or DDB file. To use a user database in the new version a conversion is required. This is similar to the steps needed in OLI Flowsheet or OLI ESP FS.
We have created a video to show you how this is done: How to convert databases for OLI Studio V10?
How to add a Private Database in OLI Studio V10
Too add an old database to the OLI Studio V10 please follow the steps below:
- 1. Locate the directory where you have saved your database. You should see 39 files in this directory.
- 2. Copy the path of this directory
- 3. Open the OLI Database Converter V10.0
- You can search for it in the search bar
- Or go directly to the path: Path: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\OLI Studio\OLI Database Converter 10.0.lnk
- 4. A new window opens. Click on the … button to add the source database
- 5. This will open a new window. Paste the path of your database in the blank space next to File Name. Then click Open.
- 6. Select the *.DIC file, and then click Open.
- 7. The OLI Database Converted now has the Source Database and the Database name. Now we need to define the directory path for Destination folder.
- a. Open OLI Studio V10
- b. Go to Tools>Options
- c. This opens a new window. Under the category window, go to File Locations, and select the Configuration Tab. Copy the directory path under Private Database Location. Then Click OK or close the window.
- 8. Go back to the OLI Database Converter, and paste private database location directory path in the Destination Folder cell. Then click Convert.
- 9. Once the conversion takes place, click on the Exit button.
- 10. Open OLI Studio V10. Note: If you had the software already open, please close it and launch it again for the changes to take effect.
- 11. Add a new stream, and then go to Chemistry>Model Options
- 12. This will open a new window. Under the Databanks tab.
- a. Select the Thermodynamic Framework that was used to create the Database. (In this example the dataset was created using MSE)
- b. Select the private database – it should appear under the Available window.
- c. Use the blue right arrow to move the database to the Selected window.
- d. Click OK to accept the changes.
- 13. Go to the Definition tab. In the Summary box you will see the name of the database. You have successfully added the database!