Business Flags

Business flags make it possible to configure the feature set of Plexus Suite which you want to make available for your users. You have the possibility to turn on and off particular features

The business flags are available in the ${HOME}/.chemaxon/plexus-suite/featureFlags.properties file in UNIX systems (or in the %USERPROFILE%\chemaxon\plexus-suite\featureFlags.properties file in Windows). Switching on and off features is possible by setting their business flag properties to "true" or "false", respectively. The changes will take effect following the next log-in to Plexus Suite.

If a business flag of a feature has been turned off, the menus or toolbar elements belonging to this feature will not appear in the graphical user interface, e.g. the "Upload" button will be missing from the blue action bar on the left side of the application if the "FILE_UPLOAD" property is set to false. As a consequence, the users will not be able to import any *.mrv or *.sdf files into Plexus Suite.

Please note that setting a business flag to true, does not always mean that that feature will be available in Plexus Suite. The existence of a feature can depend on other things as well, such as whether a valid license can be found for a feature. For instance, creating a chart requires the Plexus Analysis license, so even when the CHARTING business flag is set to true, chart creation will not be available unless a valid Plexus Analysis can be found in your system.

Currently, the following features have a business flag belonging to them:

Property name

Feature

ADD_CALCULATED_COLUMN

Calculating new properties for compounds in a table

COLUMN_REORDER

Reordering columns in table views

DRILL_DOWN

Assigning script files to database views for custom functionality

IJC_FORMS

Using form views (designed in Instant JChem) for data browsing

EXPORT

Exporting data from database views to a file

SCAFFOLD_ENUMERATION

Creating a compound library with molecules having the same backbone

PROPERTY_CALCULATORS

Calculating physico-chemical properties of compounds

PLEXUS_CHARTS

Analyzing and visualizing chemical data

FILE_UPLOAD

Importing files (*.mrv or *.sdf files) into Plexus Suite

REACTION_ENUMERATION

Creating a compound library by virtual synthesis

ADMIN_TOOLS

Sending system-related messages to the users of Plexus Suite

CELL_EDITING

Editing data values in table cells

ROW_INSERTING

Adding new row to a table

DASHBOARD_PROJECTS

Adds the fourth column to the Dashboard with a list of IJC schemas loaded by Plexus

PLEXUS_REGISTRATION

Registering chemical and biological entities

Please note that from version 14.12.1.0, the following business flags are set to "false" by default:

  • FILE_UPLOAD

  • COLUMN_REORDER

  • CELL_EDITING

If you want to use any of these features, please, turn the respective business flag to "true" and then log in to Plexus Suite again.