CDD Vault Update: Easily Archive ELN Entries

CDD Vault Update Logo
May 2, 2018

Scottish writer, Sara Sheridan, has written that “Our archives are treasure troves – a testament to many lives lived and the complexity of the way we move forward.” This release of CDD Vault ELN helps scientists archive the past and document the on-going work that moves the scientific world forward.

Print and Export ELN Entries
While CDD Vault ELN provides an amazing platform for archiving and mining your research, sometimes you just want a piece of paper to hold and perhaps share or archive. With this release, users may Print and Export their ELN entries.

To print an ELN entry, click the Print button located in the tool bar just under the ELN entry Title.

At this point your system’s print dialog box will appear, and you can choose a printer or save a PDF. The resulting print-out closely mirrors the look of the ELN entry as viewed within CDD Vault, including thumbnail images of chemical structures and file attachments.

In addition to printing your ELN entry, users may now export all file attachments found within an ELN entry. Just click the Export button located in the tool bar just under the ELN entry Title.

At this point, the usual CDD Vault export banner will appear at the very top of the application indicating that your export file is being prepared.

Once the export file is ready, the banner will turn green and a link to Download File will appear on the right side of the green banner.

The file that’s exported and downloaded is a ZIP file containing all files that were attached to your ELN entry.

In summary, use the Print option to save your ELN entry to a PDF and the Export option to create a zip file containing all file attachments. Combine these two and you have archived your complete ELN entry!

As always, feel free to contact CDD Support for assistance.