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Linking To Other CDD Vault Objects Within an ELN Entry

Leverage the power of the CDD Vault platform by linking to various CDD Vault objects within an ELN entry. See this section for details on linking to CDD objects across multiple Vaults.

To add nearly any kind of attachment into your ELN entry, you have several options to do so.

  • Direct Insertion: Using any of the Insert... icons in tool bar, drag-and-drop a file, or copy/paste objects.
  • Insertion By Search (Insert Link): Alternatively, you can search for objects in your vault via the special Insert Link icon, a very handy way to retrieve compounds, protocols, ELN pages, etc that you already have in your vault.
  • Insertion Across Vaults: Users may insert links to objects from any of the user's available CDD Vaults.

Direct Insertion 

(In case you prefer a video tutorial instead, please view this video from our Youtube Academy channel, starting at around 3 minutes):


When you insert a chemical structure into an ELN entry, you will see a Molecule Name appear below the structure if it is already registered in your CDD Vault. This Molecule Name provides a direct link from the ELN entry to that Molecule in the CDD Vault Activity and Registration module.


To register a new molecule into your CDD Vault Activity and Registration module from an ELN entry, insert the chemical structure into your ELN entry as usual, then hover over the structure and click the "Register" button that appears.


You will be taken to the "Create a new molecule" page within Activity & Registration. Here, you can fill in the data into your CDD Vault Batch fields and register the Molecule. Once registered, the cross-reference between the Batch/Molecule in Activity & Registration and your ELN entry will be established.


Another way of linking to structural entities is described at the end of the Searching ELN article.

Runs of Protocols

To insert a Protocol Run into an ELN entry, copy the url link to that Run and paste it into your ELN entry. This link will automatically be recognized as a Protocol Run and, by default, the ELN entry will display the name of the Protocol followed by the Run Date as a link within your ELN entry.  Additionally, users can rename the link.

Clicking this "Protocol Name - Run Date" link will take you to the All Data tab for the Protocol Run.

Within Activity & Registration, you can see all ELN entries linked to a particular Run by navigating to the Run Details tab.  Here, there's a section entitled "Linked Eln Entries"



You can also create a new ELN entry directly from an existing Protocol Run by navigating to the All Data tab of your Run.  Here, you will see a link to "Create ELN entry".


Speaking of Runs of Protocol data, data from a csv file attached within an ELN entry can be directly imported into a Run of a protocol within CDD Vault. Simply drag-and-drop a csv file, or use the File Attachment paperclip button, to attach your data file into an ELN entry. Now, hover your mouse over this attached file and click the "Import File" button.


This will take you to the CDD Vault Import Data wizard where you can complete your data import process.


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To insert a link to a Plate into an ELN entry, copy the url link to that Plate and paste it into your ELN entry. This link will automatically be recognized as a CDD Vault Plate and the ELN entry will display the name of the Plate as a link within your ELN entry. 


Insertion By Search (Insert Link)

Hyperlinks to anywhere on the world-wide-web, as well, as internal CDD Vault hyperlinks can either be inserted by copy/paste as described, or via the Insert Link function.


This function though is much more powerful than just inserting an already known link. You can use type-ahead to search for objects within your vault such as molecules, ELN entries, or protocols.


Simply click the insert link and the system will offer search results while you start typing. For example, typing your molecule prefix and a number will give you a selection of compounds:




or the typing a word will lead to e.g. a protocol of similar name:


Click on the desired result and you will have the option to use it as is, or choose an alternative title:


In your ELN, this would end up like this, where you have the option to further edit it when hovering over the pencil icon.




Insertion Across Vaults

In addition to adding objects from your current Vault, this method can be used to add objects from other Vaults you have access to as well. To allow this cross-Vault linking feature, the CDD Support team must activate the feature set for your account. Please have your Vault Administrator email Support and request that the feature be activated.

Once this setting is active for your CDD Vaults, searching for CDD Vault objects as described above will also show objects that match your criteria from all other Vaults you have access to. Objects from another Vault will display with the Vault name colored in orange (e.g. CAW-0008009 below).