To use databases that have been downloaded or created outside the Workbench, you can either:
- Put the database files in one of the locations defined in the Manage BLAST databases dialog. All the files that comprise a given BLAST database must be included. This may be as few as three files, but can be more (figure 13.12).
- Add the location where your BLAST databases are stored using the Manage BLAST databases dialog.
Figure 13.12: BLAST databases are made up of several files. The exact number varies and depends on the tool used to build the databases as well as how large the database is. Large databases will be split into the number of volumes and there will be several files per volume. If you have made your BLAST database, or downloaded BLAST database files, outside the Workbench, you will need to ensure that all the files associated with that BLAST database are available in a CLC Blast database location.