1.3.3 Searching in SPIN – using operators and ranges

Posted by Arne Skov on 2015-09-08

1.3.3      Searching in SPIN – using operators and ranges

When you are working with SPIN, the fields “CAS-No.”, “EC-No.”, “Year”,

“Total use”, “Tonnes”, “Code” and “#prep” are accessible for numerical searching. Because a numerical search often gives you a lot of hits, the 5 use data tabs “Total use”, “Industrial use (NACE)”, “Industrial Use”, “Use by category (UC62)” and “Use by Category” are specially designed, so that searching within one of these tabs brings you directly to a list of records. In order to speed up the searching process, you can choose to limit the number of records presented on each “page” of the list.

Specific country and specific year can be selected from drop down menus. If nothing is selected, data from all countries and all years are shown. Numerical search criteria such as number of preparations and tonnes are filled into the blanked fields. Numerical operators and ranges are limited to “equals”, “not equals”, “greater than”, “greater or equal to”, “less than” or “less or equal to” all chosen from the same type of numerical drop down menu. Only one of these ranges can be chosen for each specific, numerical parameter. It is not possible to combine them.

When you have pressed the “Search” button and the search result appears as a list, you can move on to the next “page” of the list by using the arrows in the top. If you press the button “Close list” you will loose the search result and return to the ordinary viewing mode. From the list it is possible to select the record of the substance of your particular interest by simply pressing the underlined CAS-No.