- Quick-search directly from the search field in the Navigation Area.
- Advanced search which makes it easy to make more specific searches.
In most cases, quick-search will find what you need, but if you need to be more specific in your search criteria, the advanced search is preferable.
- Name. The name of a sequence, an alignment or any other kind of element. The name is what is displayed in the Navigation Area per default.
- Length. The length of the sequence.
- Organism. Sequences which contain information about organism can be searched. In this way, you could search for e.g. Homo sapiens sequences.
- Custom attributes. Read more in Customized attributes on data locations
Only the first item in the list, Name, is available for all kinds of data. The rest is only relevant for sequences.
However, if you experience problems with your search results, i.e., if you do not get the hits you expect, it might be because of an index error.
The Biomedical Genomics Workbench automatically maintains an index of all data in all locations in the Navigation Area. If this index becomes out of sync with the data, you will experience problems with strange results. In this case, you can rebuild the index:
Right-click the relevant location | Location | Rebuild Index
This will take a while depending on the size of your data. At any time, the process can be stopped in the Process Area.