Marvin Live resolver plugins load molecules into the editor by fetching the source for a given corporate or database ID. These plugins are NodeJS modules, stored in a folder set by Marvin Live's configuration file.
an instance of Marvin Live available for development purposes, i.e.: the ability to stop and start it, to try different configuration options
good understanding of Promises / async await
This plugin type is intended to fetch the MRV or SDF formatted chemical structure corresponding to a company specific ID or an alias, by making asynchronous network requests to RESTful JSON services.
Marvin Live scans the services directory to find the resolver plugins and generates a GUI element where chemists can type IDs. There may be only 1 resolver plugin active in a meeting room.
Resolver plugins are NodeJS modules , denoted by their filename:
*.resolve.js and their location in the services directory as configured during installation.
A resolver plugin exports the following required properties:
The main function of the plugin, called when the chemist types an ID and hits enter. The function should resolve the given ID or alias to a chemical structure and must return a
The fulfillment value of the promise must be a chemical structure in
Unique identifier of the plugin, used by Marvin Live for identification and internal communication. If multiple plugins use the same identifier, the last one to be loaded overrides the others.
Human readable name of the plugin, used by Marvin Live to display GUI elements related to this plugin.
array of strings
List of domains where this plugin may be used, when authentication is enabled in Marvin Live. Use
You can find a brief selection of plugins in our Github repository: custom dictionaries in Name to Structure and Compound Registration.