• Browse By Topic

  • Recent Blog Posts

  • Think Pink with ChemDraw

    by Nessa CarsonDrawing with FlairAfter much tweaking, I have a set of ChemDraw® settings, not unlike the sturdily-bonded Totally Synthetic stylesheet that went around the chemistry community a few years ...

    Continue Reading

  • Videos and Demos

    • Merging Excel spreadsheets into chemical databases

    • Presenter: Jesse Gordon , Company: PerkinElmer Informatics
    • Duration: 6 min
      • Printer Friendly Bookmark
        • Average rating 3 from 2 users
        • Please Login to rate
  • When creating a new chemical catalog using ChemBioFinder, users usually have some data in chemical format (SDFile) and some data in Excel spreadsheets. This video demonstrates how to merge two such files, using Alfa Aesar’s chemical catalog. Alfa Aesar originally kept their chemical structures in an SDFile, indexed by an “Item Number” code. That code matched up with their price list in Excel. Our steps include:

    1. Importing an SDFile into a new ChemBioFinder database.
    2. Linking by exactly matching the column name in Excel vs. the SDFile.
    3. Converting an Excel spreadsheet to a TXT file for import.
    4. Merge the Excel price data into ChemBioFinder.
    5. Observing “tabs” in ChemBioFinder for each data source, and moving fields between tabs.
    6. Exporting the merged data to a new SDFile with both chemical structures and price data.

    This catalog keeps pricing information in an Excel spreadsheet, but the same method would apply for any data in an Excel spreadsheet. In other settings, the Excel data might be empirical data about each substance; or assay data in multiple dimensions. Merging in ChemBioFinder also works for multiple SDFiles, which is demonstrated in other videos.


    This Feature Clip is part 1 of a series. Please see the continuation of the series:



    Click here to update your profile.

    • Watch Full Video

      To watch the full video, choose from the available formats below, and simply click on the corresponding link. You must have the appropriate player to play the file. For more info on video players, here. You may also download the video file, depending on your OS & browser, by right clicking or alt-clicking and choosing save link as.

      • Download or stream in your favourite player

      • File Size


    • DOWNLOAD RELATED FILES

      To download a file, right click on the corresponding link and choose "Save Links As" or "Save Target As".

      • Choose file format


      • SD file for data import, and LOG file of import errors

  • Next Steps