Advanced search

As a supplement to the Quick search you can use the more advanced search:

        Edit | Local Search (Image search_database_16_h_p)

   or  Ctrl + Shift + F (Image command_key_web + Shift + F on Mac)

The first thing you can choose is which location should be searched. All the active locations are shown in this list. You can also choose to search all locations. Read more about Data structure.

Furthermore, you can specify what kind of elements should be searched:

When searching for sequences, you will also get alignments, sequence lists etc as result, if they contain a sequence which match the search criteria.

Below are the search criteria. First, select a relevant search filter in the Add filter: list. For sequences you can search for

See this list for more information on individual search terms.

For all other data, you can only search for name.

If you use Any field, it will search all of the above plus the following:

To see this information for a sequence, switch to the Element Info (Image element_info_16_n_p) view.

For each search line, you can choose if you want the exact term by selecting "is equal to" or if you only enter the start of the term you wish to find (select "begins with").

An example is shown in figure 3.42.

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Figure 3.42: Searching for Salmonella sequences larger than 1 million nucleotides.

This example will find human nucleotide sequences (organism is Homo sapiens), and it will only find sequences shorter than 10,000 nucleotides.

Note that a search can be saved (Image Save_Blue_16_n_p) for later use. You do not save the search results - only the search parameters. This means that you can easily conduct the same search later on when your data has changed.