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What are STN Express Support Files?

The STN databases may be updated several times between STN Express software releases.  The fields in existing databases may change, the STN thesaurus may be improved, and databases may be added, removed, or combined.  All of those types of changes and others are communicated to STN Express 8.4 and later releases via Support File Updates.

 

The Support Files are used by STN Express functions such as Search, Display, Tables and Reports, Analyze Plus, and other wizards.  Updating to the current Support Files ensures that you have the best STN Express experience.

 

The support files and their major functions are:

 

Support File Name

Content or Function

ABBREVE.INI

Controls expanding of abbreviations in the Online Window and transcripts in the following fields:  Abstract, Title, Supplementary Terms, Controlled or Index Terms.

cn.bt

cn.ff    

Updates to Company Name Thesaurus.

discover.fil

List of STN Files and their features for the STN Database Selection Wizard.  List of valid STN AnaVist Files and their DISPLAY cost estimates.

FIELD.COD

Field details for Tables and Reports.  Contains one entry for every DISPLAY field name and field heading, e.g., TITLE, TI.

Filters.flc

Default Custom Screen filters for use in Structure Drawing.

Journals.txt

List of Journals for the SDI TOC Wizard.

lexicon.bt

lexicon.mp

lexicon.st

Updates to CA Lexicon.

Links.txt

Parsing rules for all hyperlinked DISPLAY fields such as patent information fields.

SGML.INI

For display of Tables and Reports.

STN-ANS.TFL

STN-CMD.TFL

STN-CMDH.TFL

STN-STRS.TFL

STN-TIFS.TFL

Control files for the Transcript Filter feature.  

SUFFIXES

Used for company name groupings.

Tables.txt

Formatting information for Tables, Reports, control information for the wizards.

URL.INI

URLs used by STN Express.

 

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