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The following is a good set of steps to get you going;
you will learn a lot about the capabilities and flexibility of
DayCart® and you will end up with a useful set of tools at the
- Take a snapshot of your corporate structure and/or
reaction file, convert to SMILESTM if not already available, load
into an Oracle table and create the indexes. Do some of your
own performance benchmarking based on typical/desired queries
from your users. These can be done in regular SQL (no user
- Build a simple interface using MS Excel/Query.
On a PC, install the Oracle ODBC drivers. Connect to the Oracle
server and construct and execute chemical queries using only
off-the-shelf client tools. You can then integrate the ChemDraw
plugin for rendering, etc.
- Explore some of the automated 'interface-builder'
tools that are available. Those that we have tested work well with
DayCart®, so one can use them to rapidly prototype applications
that handle chemistry and chemical searching
- If these sound like the kind of tasks that you
would like to pursue please contact
and we'll help you get started with them