If CLC data is stored in a database then location-specific attributes can be set on all elements stored in that data location. Attributes could be things like company-specific information such as LIMS id, freezer position etc. Attributes are set using a CLC Workbench acting as a client to the CLC Server.
Note that the attributes scheme belongs to a particular data location, so if there are multiple data locations, each will have its own set of attributes.
Note also that for CLC Genomics Workbenchand CLC Main Workbench, a Metadata Import Plugin is available (http://www.clcbio.com/clc-plugin/metadata-import-plugin/). The plugin consists of two tools: "Import Sequences in Table Format" and "Associate with Metadata". These tools allow sequences to be imported from a tabular data source and make it possible to add metadata to existing objects.
- Configuring which fields should be available
- Editing lists
- Removing attributes
- Changing the order of the attributes