The idea here is to allow for the exchanging of formulations between remote sites, i.e.: branches in different locations.

Exporting:

MENU OPTION:Paint laboratory/Formulation Exchange/Export Formulations for Transfer

A selected range of formulations including raw materials with associated technical data is stored in a named file which you can then send to recipients by email or by copying to any type of removable media e.g.: floppy disk or CD ROM.

When the recipient receives the files he can import formulations into his own CompuChem installation.

The transfer file is in encrypted format and cannot be read by normal utilities.

The Exporting/Importing screen:

You will use this screen to save Export files and to load Import files.

When exporting from this screen you can use the ellipsis (...) button on the right of the field displaying the Formulation Transfer Path/File (i.e.: The destination on your hard drive where the Export file will be stored, the default is set to c:\windows\desktop\CompuChem Formulations.tps which means that you can find the file on your windows desktop and it will be called: CompuChem Formulations.tps, but this can be changed if you wish.)

Once the path and filename has been specified, click 'OK'.
This will automatically open a tag table of the formulations on your database where you can select specific formulations for export by tagging them. Having tagged the formulations you wish to export, click 'OK'.
A report reflecting which formulations you exported, the path and filename of the exported file and a count of the number of exported formulations will automatically display, you can select to print or discard this information.


Importing:

MENU OPTION:Paint laboratory/Formulation Exchange/Import Transfer Formulations

When you receive a CompuChem formulation transfer file as an email attachment save the attachment to your hard drive preferably to your windows desktop folder.

You will then browse to where the file is stored on your hard drive using the ellipsis (...) button on the right of the field displaying the Formulation Transfer Path/File, select it and click 'OK'.

A screen displaying the exported formulations will automatically open, allowing you to import formulations one by one.

If there are raw materials in the imported formulation which are not already on your raw material database those materials will be added to your database including their technical data.
The raw materials are matched by code, it is therefore essential that the sending and receiving installations use the same code system for raw materials.