All tracks containing annotations (including variants) can be opened in a table. From the track list this is done either by double-clicking the label of the track or by right-clicking the track and choosing Open This Track. Alternatively, you can open the track from the Navigation Area and switch to the table view () at the bottom.
Showing a track in a table
The table will have one row for each annotation, and the columns will reflect its information content. Figure 24.7 shows an example of a variant database track open in a table.
Figure 24.7: Showing a variant track in a table.
You can use the table to sort, filter and select annotations (see Working with tables). Selecting a row in the table will cause the graphical view to jump to this position on the genome. Please note that the table filter only affects the table. The track itself keeps all the annotations. If you want to filter your track also in the graphical view, use the filters instead.
At the bottom of the table, there is a button to Create Track from Selection. By first selecting rows in the table, you can use this option to create a new track only including the subset of the annotations that you have selected. This is particularly useful in combination with the filter.