ISIS Database Files (Windows)

The ISIS database system runs on a Windows 2000 machine at the CMBI; the program on the server side is called ISIS/Host. It is accessed through so-called client programs, collectively referred to as ISIS/Desktop (i.e., ISIS/Base and ISIS/Draw). ISIS/Desktop runs locally on your Windows PC. For accessing the databases from a local ISIS/Base client, remote access database files are needed.

Below is a list of ISIS databases installed at the CMBI. The corresponding remote access database files can be downloaded one by one by simply clicking on each of the file names. Depending on on your Web browser (which should run on your local PC), you may have to select "Save file...". Usually the file name is already indicated, but you have to enter a folder name where you want to put the file. The folder where you have installed ISIS/Desktop (something like MDL ISIS Desktop 2.5; let's call it the ISIS main folder) is the logical choice - it is ISIS' default folder for opening databases.

Note 1:
The ISIS main folder on your PC contains a subfolder called acdfind. For proper operation of the ACD database you first need to copy all *.DLL and *.INI files from this subfolder into the ISIS main folder. Make sure the file manager (explorer) on your PC shows all files (including the hidden ones, *.DLL files are often hidden) and file extensions.

Note 2:
You must have installed ISIS/Desktop version 2.5 or higher, otherwise the ACD Finder won't work properly. Furthermore, version 2.5 and version 2.5 SP1 of ISIS/Desktop require different versions of the ACD Finder (acdfind and acd3find, resp.; see below).

ISIS Database Remote access file Version date
ACD (ISIS 2.5 SP1) ACD3FIND.DB 5 November 2004
ACD (ISIS 2.5) ACDFIND.DB 27 October 2004
RefLib reflib.db 28 October 2004
MOS mos.db 28 October 2004
All reaction databases allrdb.db 28 October 2004

Page author: Martin Ott Last update: Monday, 8 November 2004