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Create Script File from SciFinder Answer Set

To use STN Express® to import a SciFinder® saved answer set into STN®, you would utilize the Create Script File from SciFinder Answer Keys wizard found in the Query menu in the STN Online and Results window. NOTE: Only SciFinder reference and substance answer sets can be imported into STN Express.

 

Follow these steps:

1. Log into SciFinder, conduct your search, and click the Export hyperlink.  The Export dialog box appears.  Select Answer Keys (*.txt) under the Offline review options. Enter a desired File Name or use the system-supplied name. Accept the SciFinder system defaults of Delimiter (newline) and retain the checked box to include database names as shown in the example below.  Click Export button.

NOTE:  STN Express cannot use the SciFinder Answer Key eXchange format (.akx).

 

 

2. A dialog box appears and you would select Open with Notepad. Save the document to your local computer using the system defaults, and retain/change the file name as desired.

 

 

3. Log into STN Express, click Query menu in the STN Online and Results window, and click the Create Script File from SciFinder Answer Keys wizard. STN Express opens the Select SciFinder Answer File dialog box, locate and select the saved file on your computer, then click the Open button.

 

 

 

     

 

4. The Save Script File dialog box appears, click the Save button (retains existing file name or change if desired). A dialog box displays the number of search terms added to the script file, then click OK.

 

       

 

       

 

5. Click Query menu in the STN Online and Results window, select Run Script File, a Script File dialog box appears, select the desired file, click the Open button, and a STN Online and Results cost notification warning box appears, and then click OK.  STN will then automatically run the search to retrieve the SciFinder references.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tip:  If you would like to simplify the process, use the Create and Run Script File from SciFinder Answer Keys wizard.

 

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