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 $USER_HOME/.instantjchem/ijcWebServer/ file. 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



Calculating new properties for compounds in a table


Reordering columns in table views


Assigning script files to database views for custom functionality


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


Exporting data from database views to a file


Creating a compound library with molecules having the same backbone


Calculating physico-chemical properties of compounds


Creating histogram and scatter plot charts


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


Creating a compound library by virtual synthesis


Sending system-related messages to the users of Plexus Suite


Editing data values in table cells

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




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.