When do I need a component? Should I create a new specialized property, or use a component?

The idea of components may be unfamiliar. It is a handy way to reduce the number of specialized properties you need to create.  For example, suppose you are measuring glucose concentration in your output solution. You might create a new property called “glucose concentration” and add that to your output solution. But then you would need to add a new property to Riffyn’s database for every possible combination of chemical and physical attribute. That would be awful. So we don’t encourage that practice.

Instead, add a “glucose” component to your output solution, and then add the concentration property to glucose. It will come out in your data tables later as “glucose | concentration”. And you didn’t need to create any new resources or properties to do it.

See here for full help docs on components.

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