Selecting Columns for Import

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You can select columns on the Columns tab to import data from. Data without structures can be imported as well. There is no mandatory field, but at least one column should be selected.


Columns tab of the Import from IJC form


Max 5 of 15 selected check-box

If you click on Max 5 of 15 selected check-box, first 5/15 data fields will be selected.



All fields of selected IJC data table are listed. You can select/deselect columns to be imported by clicking the check-box before the selected column name.


Editing Fields

The name and some properties of a selected field can be edited by clicking on the right side of the dialog.

Basic category:

The DisplayName of the field can be edited.

Use as Identifier: we are using the same dialog as in JChem for Excel, but in JChem for Office this option has no effect.


Settings category:

ID: the previously selected ID is displayed again.

IsFormula: if this is set to True, in the grid view (see in Selecting Rows for Import topic) the appropriate field will be displayed as a molecule formula format, which means that the number after atomic symbols will be displayed in subscript. (This function is not active in the excel worksheet, only in the grid view.)

Type: String, Date Time, Numeric.


In Format category the imported and exported format of data in the cell can be specified.


  1. After selecting the fields to be imported, the title of these fields can be saved in an .xml file by clicking on Save Filter button.
  2. Next time if you want to import the same data from the same kind of database (having the same tables and fields) the previously saved .xml file can be loaded by clicking on Load Filter button. This .xml file can be saved as default filter in JChem Options/General/IJC Import/Field Filtering/Default IJC Field Filter menu. (See also in Options/General Settings topic in this Guide.)




  1. A label with the name of the active filter file appears at the left bottom side of the dialog showing the appropriate active filter:




  1. If you click on a table, which is not included in the active filter, the label disappears.
  2. If you go back to Query tab and re-select the appropriate table or select another table, the label appears again.


By pressing Next button you can switch to Rows tab, where you can further refine your selection.

You are allowed to go back to the Source tab and select another IJC data table for import and to modify data placement settings.

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