Phase Equilibria All Data Dialog
Applicability: Cranium, Synapse (core versions 0315+)

Sometimes the phase equilibria data we obtain from a new reference does not match those we obtained from prior references. The new data may be incorrect or it just may be within the typical experimental accuracy for that property.

The All Data Dialog enables you to record these data and mark their status as either as active, passive, rejected, or unknown.

The All Data Dialog is activated by selecting the Edit All Data command from the section's data table control commands menu. (See Phase Equilibrium Section documentation for details.)

Dialog Controls

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

Table Control: displays the current list of phase equilibria data. Each row contains a datum's status value, temperature, pressure, and composition 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.
Reference Control: displays the name of the reference associated with the currently selected datum.
Comments Control: displays the comments associated with the currently selected datum.
Edit Button: activates the Phase Equilibrium Datum dialog enabling you to enter the datum's state varaibles and source information. See the Phase Equilibria Datum Dialog documentation for details.
Set Status Button: activates a menu displaying possible status values. Selecting a status value from the menu assigns it to each datum 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 phase equilibria data. 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 datum rows. 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.
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.
Example: Assigning a Datum'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 Mixtures chapter and navigate to the page showing the 'Acetone + n-Hexane' mixture. (See documentation on Navigation Overview for details on navigating chapters and pages.)
  3. Scroll down to the Phase Equilibria Section. The application will be displaying the mixture's bubble point data. Note the graph of the field's data.
  4. Click the right mouse button on the section's data table control. The application will display the field's commands menu. Select the Edit All Data command from the menu.
  5. The application activates the All Data Dialog.
  6. Click and hold the left mouse button on the table control's first row. Then drag the mouse downward to select the first five rows. Note that the current status of these five data is 'Active'.
  7. Press the dialog's Set Status button and select Passive from the displayed menu. Note that the status of the selected data is now 'Passive'.
  8. Finally, press the dialog's Save button to store the data into the current document. Note that the displayed data, in both the table and the graph, have been updated. Only active status data values are displayed.
Tip: Editing active data is the same

You can use either the All Data dialog or the Data Dialog to edit active data. 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.