Binary Interaction Parameters All Data Dialog
Applicability: Cranium, Synapse (core versions 0315+)

The Binary Interaction Parameters Section stores data consisting of two chemical names, a keyword, and a parameter value. It is common to find different parameter values reported for the same set of chemical names and keyword. Cranium and synapse enable you to store these duplicate parameters by assigning them different status values.

The Binary Interaction Parameters All Data Dialog enables you to assign status values of active, passive, rejected, and unknown. (Only active status data are displayed in the section's table control.) The dialog is activated by selecting the Edit All Data command from the data table control's commands menu.

Dialog Controls

The All Data dialog provides controls for displaying parameters, displaying source information, editing parameter values, sorting parameters, and assigning status values.

Table Control: displays the current list of parameters. Each row contains a status value, two components, a keyword, and a parameter value. Clicking the left mouse button on a table row selects that table row. Clicking and holding the left mouse button down and then dragging the mouse will select several table rows. Double-clicking the left mouse button on a row selects the row and edits the contents of that row.
Reference Control: displays the name of the reference associated with the currently selected parameter set.
Comments Control: displays the comments associated with the currently selected parameter set.
Edit Button: activates the Parameters Edit dialog enabling you to enter the parameter's components, keyword, value, and source information. See the Datum Edit Dialog documentation for details.
Set Status Button: displays a menu listing possible status values. Selecting a status value from the menu assigns it to each parameter set selected in the dialog's table control.
Commands Button: pressing the dialog's Commands button or clicking the right mouse button on the table control displays the commands menu. This menu provides standard commands for copying, pasting, and clearing parameter values. See the documentation on Common Menu Commands for details.
Set Source: activates the Assign References and Comments dialog enabling you to assign a reference an comments to all selected parameter sets. See documentation on the Assign References and Comments Dialog for additional details.)
Sort Button: the dialog's Sort button will be enabled if two or more rows are selected. Pressing the Sort button will activate the Sort Attribute dialog. This dialog enables you to sort data in ascending or descending order by the selected attribute.
Find Button: activate the Find Component dialog which enables to find a table row containing a component name which matches an input string.
Add Rows Button: pressing the Add Rows button will add rows to the bottom of the table control.
Show Reference: retrieves the reference stored in the current bookmark's Reference Section and opens the reference's associated document.
Goto Ref Button: pressing the Goto Ref button will close the dialog, change to the References Chapter, and change to the page displaying values for the datum's reference. Note that this button will be disabled if any changes are made to the dialog's values.
Example: Assigning a parameter set's status value
  1. Open the MKS Sample Knowledge Base document. (Open a "working" document or create a copy of a document (see here) if you are just experimenting with this functionality.)
  2. Change to the Techniques chapter and navigate to the page showing the 'ActC,VLE (T,P,X): Margules Model [MKS]' technique. (See documentation on Navigation Overview for details on navigating chapters and pages.)
  3. Scroll down to the Binary Interaction Parameters Section .
  4. Click the right mouse button on the data control. The application will display the data commands menu. Select the Edit All Data command from the menu. The application activates the All Data Dialog.
  5. Press the dialog's Find button, enter 'heptane' into the Match Component edit control, press the Next button, and then press the Done button. The first row containing a component's name matching 'heptane' will be selected.
  6. Press the dialog's Set Status button and select Passive from the displayed menu. Note that the status of this datum is now set to Passive.
  7. Finally, press the dialog's Save button to store the data into the current document. Note that section's table control is now displaying a green triangle in its uppper right corner. This indicates that there are additional, non-active parameter values.
Tip: Editing active parameters is the same

You can use either the All Data edit dialog or the Data Edit Dialog to edit active parameter sets. The results will be the same using either dialog.

Related Documentation
Topic Description
Getting Started using Synapse provides a quick tour of Synapse's capabilities including examples of chemical product design.
Getting Started using Cranium provides a quick tour of Cranium's capabilities including a discussion of structure editing.
Estimating Chemical Properties a short video demonstrating how to estimate the physical properties of chemicals using either Synapse or Cranium.
Estimating Mixture Properties a short video demonstrating how to estimate the physical properties of mixtures using either Synapse or Cranium.