If Mercury does not automatically open the CSD database when started, then it may be having difficulty locating the appropriate database files. In such a case, Mercury can be pointed to the correct location by using the Databases->Database Locationmenu option.

Mercury will also check the environment variable CCDC_TOOLKIT_ASER_DATABASE. If this points to an ASER database, the database will be opened.

For example, on Windows:

    SET CCDC_TOOLKIT_ASER_DATABASE=X:\cdromV5??\csd\as5??be

and on Unix (C shell): 

    setenv CCDC_TOOLKIT_ASER_DATABASE /home/cdrom/csd/as5??be​

where ?? = the database version number you have installed.

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