Local search

There are two ways of doing text-based searches of your data, as described in this section:

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.

What kind of information can be searched?

Below is a list of the different kinds of information that you can search for (applies to both quick-search and the advanced search).

Only the first item in the list, Name, is available for all kinds of data. The rest is only relevant for sequences.

If you wish to perform a search for sequence similarity, use Local BLAST instead.

Search index

This section has a technical focus and is not relevant if your searches are working well.

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 CLC 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.