1.3 Using the SPIN application

Posted by Arne Skov on 2015-09-08

1.3      Using the SPIN application

In general the SPIN application is a database containing information about chemical substances. Each record corresponds to a specific substance and is divided into tabs with different kinds of information about the specific substance. You can navigate between the records by using the arrows in the right side of the SPIN header. The “one-arrow”-buttons are used for turning back and forth between the records one by one, while the “double-arrow” buttons brings you to the first or the last record respectively. The number just right to the arrows shows the total number of records, and if you push the “List” button you will get a total list of them all.




Pushing the “Guide” or the “Reports” button opens the guide or the report window. You can learn more about the guide and the reports from the section “1.1 Using the SPIN guide” and the respective sections about reports (1.7.1, 1.7.2 and 1.7.3). Pushing the “Exit” button finishes the session and closes down the SPIN application.


When you are working with a specific record, you can change between tabs by simply pressing them or using the tabulator key. Inside each tab you switch between data fields by simply pressing them. Pressing the “Help” button in the far right of the SPIN header opens a window with information relevant to the active tab. To learn more about the content of each tab please refer to the sections 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 1.6.4, 1.6.5 and 1.6.6 respectively.   The menu lines in the top of the screen and the bar in the bottom are not selectively developed for the SPIN application. They are ordinary web features. In most cases you can find your way round in SPIN by using the features and functions in the SPIN application alone.   When you are working with SPIN, you will mainly be in the browse mode where you can browse among selected records and look at the data in the tabs. The search mode is automatically activated when you hit the “Search Mode” button. Please refer to the sections 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3 and 1.3.4 for more detailed information about searching in SPIN. Here you can also learn more about how to use the button “Show All”.