Data structure

The data in the Navigation Area is organized into a number of Locations. A Workbench data location represents a folder on the computer: The data shown under a Workbench location in the Navigation Area is stored on the computer, in the folder the location points to.

This is explained visually in figure 3.2. The full path to the system folder can be seen by mousing over the data location folder icon as shown in figure 3.3.

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Figure 3.2: In this example the location called "CLC_Data" points to the folder at C:\Users\<username>\CLC_Data.

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Figure 3.3: Mousing over the location called 'CLC_Data' shows the full path to the system folder, which in this case is C:\Users\<username>\CLC_Data.

When the CLC Genomics Workbench is started for the first time, there will be a location called CLC_Data, which is the default data location (unless your computer administrator has configured the installation otherwise). There will also be a location called CLC_References.

The CLC_References location is intended for storing genomic references and associated data, downloaded using the Reference Data Manager, as described in References management.

Data held on a CLC Server

If you have logged into a CLC Server from your Workbench, then data stored on the CLC Server will also be listed in the Workbench Navigation Area, as illustrated in figure 3.4.

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Figure 3.4: Data areas on the CLC Server are highlighted with blue square icons in the Navigation Area.