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Handling of Attachments in the ELN

After you have created an ELN entry, adding any form of attachments is very easy:
simply drag and drop files from your hard drive to the ELN white-space!

This article describes how these attachments are handled within the CDD Vault ELN.

Images:  rendered within the ELN white-space

Adobe Acrobat PDF files:  The first page of the PDF file will be rendered within the ELN white-space.  All text within the PDF file will be immediately searchable.  See Searching the ELN

Microsoft Office Documents (Word, Excel, Powerpoint):  All text within the Office document will be immediately searchable.  See Searching the ELN.   A file icon will appear in the ELN white-space and users can click to download the file to their local computer.   The local computer will need Microsoft Office installed to open the document for viewing or editing.

Text Files:  All text within the file will be immediately searchable.  See Searching the ELN.   A file icon will appear in the ELN white-space and users can click to download the file to their local computer.   The local computer will need a text editor installed to open the document for viewing or editing.

CSV and SDF files:  As described in this article: 

Linking To Other CDD Vault Objects Within an ELN Entry

CDD Vault ELN has the ability to link various CDD Vault objects within an ELN entry.   When a CSV or SDF file is added to the ELN white-space, users will have the option to import directly into CDD Vault:

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Additionally, since CSV and SDF files are text-based files, all text within the file will be immediately searchable.  See Searching the ELN.

PDB Files:  Protein Data Bank (PDB) files will render in a 3D Viewer where users can visualize the 3D structure.  Users can zoom, rotate and scroll the live object within the 3D Viewer box appearing within the ELN whitespace.

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See here for the pdf-file format. 

Users can download the PDB file to the local computer using the small arrow button in the upper left corner of the 3D Viewer box. If you require a viewer for PDF files, check this link for an open-source one

Additionally, since PDB files are text-based files, all text within the file will be immediately searchable. See Searching the ELN.

Other attachments:  Any file can be saved in the ELN white-space.  A file icon will appear in the ELN white-space and users can click to download the file to their local computer.  The local computer will need the appropriate software installed to open the document for viewing or editing.