The new version of Chemwatch Report Generator will contain the new VGD data points extracted from vendor documents. Users will have the option to choose the source of data to be used in the reports. To understand these changes and how they may impact you, please review this notification in detail.
The New Report Generator is expected to deliver 30 separate data points for GOLD and VGD data, offering over a tenfold improvement in performance.
Traditional data will still be available by using the GOLD data points and vendor data under the VGD data points.
Traditionally, the source of every data-point was selected by the program based on the user’s settings. The new setup gives those users who had access to both data sets the ability to select for themselves which they would prefer to use. This gives users more control over the data queried whilst improving performance and making the report more user friendly.
This change is a part of our ongoing commitment to improving the speed and usability of the Report Generator.
User Interface Changes
The User Interface changes are minor and only impact the Report Generator Tree (hidden from most End-Users, and traditionally only available to certain Super Users).
Changes to Basic Mode
Basic mode will still show the same user interface but will have a separate report for GOLD and VGD data, giving the user reporting options dependent on the source of data. Chemwatch review data will be available under GOLD data points and vendor data under VGD data points.
Changes to Advanced Mode
The user will have the option to create different reports using VGD or GOLD data points in Report Generator depending on the following domain data settings:
- Data Points
The following Data-Points have been adjusted and will be active and available for both existing and new reports. Please note that GOLD or VGD data-points were renamed for better recognition and usability. The new name, where applicable, has been specified below:
|Old Data Points Name||Gold Data Points||VGD Data Points|
|1||Ingredients||Ingredients GOLD||Ingredients VGD|
|2||Ingredient Proportion||Ingredient Proportion GOLD||Ingredient Proportion VGD|
|3||Appearance||Appearance GOLD||Appearance VGD|
|4||CAS Number||CAS Number GOLD||CAS Number VGD|
|5||Use||Use GOLD||Use VGD|
|6||Auto Ignition Temperature||Auto Ignition Temperature GOLD||Auto Ignition Temperature VGD|
|7||Boiling Point||Boiling Point GOLD||Boiling Point VGD|
|8||Decomposition Temperature||Decomposition Temperature GOLD||Decomposition Temperature VGD|
|9||Evaporation Rate||Evaporation Rate GOLD||Evaporation Rate VGD|
|10||Flash Range||Flash Range GOLD||Flash Range VGD|
|11||LEL||LEL GOLD||LEL VGD|
|12||Melting Range||Melting Range GOLD||Melting Range VGD|
|13||Molecular Weight||Molecular Weight GOLD||Molecular Weight VGD|
|14||pH as 1% Solution||pH as 1% Solution GOLD||pH as 1% Solution VGD|
|15||pH as Supplied||pH as Supplied GOLD||pH as Supplied VGD|
|16||Relative Vapour Density||Relative Vapour Density GOLD||Relative Vapour Density VGD|
|17||Specific Gravity||Specific Gravity GOLD||Specific Gravity VGD|
|18||UEL||UEL GOLD||UEL VGD|
|19||Vapour Pressure||Vapour Pressure GOLD||Vapour Pressure VGD|
|20||Viscosity||Viscosity GOLD||Viscosity VGD|
|21||Volatile Component||Volatile Component GOLD||Volatile Component VGD|
|22||Water Solubility||Water Solubility GOLD||Water Solubility VGD|
|23||SUSMP Poison Schedule||SUSMP Poison Schedule GOLD||SUSMP Poison Schedule VGD|
|24||DG First Sub Risk||DG First Sub Risk GOLD||DG First Sub Risk VGD|
|25||DG Primary Class||DG Primary Class GOLD||DG Primary Class VGD|
|26||DG Second Sub Risk||DG Second Sub Risk GOLD||DG Second Sub Risk VGD|
|27||Hazchem||Hazchem GOLD||Hazchem VGD|
|28||Packing Group||Packing Group GOLD||Packing Group VGD|
|29||ERG Number||ERG Number GOLD||ERG Number VGD|
|30||Shipping Name – Technical Name GOLD||Shipping Name – Technical Name GOLD||Shipping Name – Technical Name VGD|
- Domains setup as a Force GOLD data will have access to gold data points
- Domains setup as a Force VGD data will have access to VGD data points
- Domains setup as a Prefer VGD or GOLD data will have access to both sets of data points
- Data points that are not part of this list will work the same as before.
- Advanced report was also updated depending on data settings. For example, all advanced reports in a Force GOLD domain that contain any of the old data points were replaced with what are now classed as GOLD data points. For domains with Prefer GOLD or Prefer VGD we have created a separate reports for each type of data (GOLD or VGD).
WebService API Clients
This change affects Report Generator only and has no impact on the Chemwatch Web Service API users.
Does this release impact you?
If you have any concerns or feel these changes will impact you negatively, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or, your account manager directly.