Undesignated Data Section
Applicability: Cranium, Synapse (core versions 0315+)

The Undesignated Data Section enables you to store properties which have no other entry. Some of these could be properties we have not yet added to Cranium or Synapse, e.g., electrical conductivity, polarity, thermal decomposition temperature. More common, the section is used to add customized properties such as cost, environmental impact, or a sustainability metric.

Field Controls

The section contains one field containing one large table.

Table Control: displays undesignated data values.
Editing Undesignated Data Values

Clicking the left mouse button on the section's 'table control activates the Undesignated Data Edit Dialog. The dialog enables you to add, remove, edit, and sort undesignated data values.

Table Control: the dialog's table control displays the current list of undesignated datum values. 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.
Edit Button: pressing the dialog's Edit button activates the Undesignated Datum Edit Dialog. See below for documentation.
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 undesignated data. See the documentation on Common Menu Commands for details.
Set Source Button: the dialog's Set Source button will be enabled if one or more rows are selected. Pressing the Set Source button will activate the Assign Reference and Comments dialog. This dialog enables you to assign a reference and comments to all selected undesignated datum values.
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 undesignated data in ascending or descending order by property, reference, or value.
Add Rows Button: pressing the Add Rows button will add rows to the bottom of the table control.
Editing an Undesignated Datum

Pressing the Undesignated Data dialog's Edit button or double-clicking the left mouse button on a row in the dialog's table control with activate the Undesignated Datum edit dialog. This dialog enables you to enter a property, value, and accuracy as well as supporting information.

Property Control: enter the name of the property you are entering a value for. The dialog will accept any text value.
Value Control: enter a numeric value. The dialog will accept any valid number.
Accuracy Control: enter a numeric value. The dialog will accept any valid number.
Reference Control: the Reference control enables you to enter the identifier of the reference from which you obtained the property's datum value. You can type in a value or use the dropdown list to select a recently entered value. Entering a reference is optional but highly recommended.
List Button: pressing the List button displays the Reference Selection dialog. This dialog enables you to select the identifier of any reference in the current document. (See the All Entities dialog documentation for more details on selecting references.)
Comments Edit Control: displays and enables editing of the comments associated with this library location. A general description of the library's contents is often helpful.
Date, Phrase, and Set Buttons: the Date button inserts the current date and time into the Comments Control. The Phrase button inserts the current user's 'Personal Phrase' into the Comments Control. The Set Button activates the Set Phrase Dialog which enables you to change your personal phrase.
Show Ref Button: pressing the Show Ref button will display the document associated with cited reference. The location of this document is stored in the reference's Document Location Section.
Data Commands Menu

Clicking the right mouse button within the table control activates the field's data commands menu.

The menu's commands enable you to copy, cut and paste values to and from the data control. See Common Menu Commands for documentation on the commands commonly found on command menus. See below for documentation on this field's specific menu commands.


Currently, the Undesignated Data Section does not provide controls for specifying a data value's units. For now, we recommend appending the units to the property's name, e.g., 'Odor Threshold (ppm)'.

Related Documentation
Topic Description
Estimating Chemical Properties a short video demonstrating how to estimate physical properties using either Synapse or Cranium.
Getting Started using Cranium provides a quick tour of Cranium's capabilities including physical property estimation and a discussion of structure editing.
Chemicals Chapter the chemicals chapter contains numerous sections for entering and displaying data and estimates including the chemical structure section.
Mixtures Chapter the mixtures chapter contains numerous sections for entering and displaying data and estimates.