Script-Based Searching Overview

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STN scripting is a mini programming language used to write a repeatable and adaptable series of commands and statements.

Scripts can be useful if you:

  • Conduct the same searches on a regular basis.
  • Have a consistent overall search strategy, but substitute one or more variables when running the queries.
  • Maintain a list of search terms (e.g., keywords, CAS Registry Numbers) that are frequently used.

Importing a Script

Scripts can be written offline in a simple text editor such as Notepad and imported/edited in STNext.

Creating a Script

You may write a script directly in STNext or create a search script from an imported list of terms.

Note: See Script Examples and Using Scripts in STNext to learn more on how scripts can streamline your search strategy.