Change element names

Renaming elements

To start editing the name of an element or folder in the Navigation Area, do one of the following:

When you have finished editing the name, click on the Enter key or select another element in the Navigation Area. To disregard changes before saving them, click on the Esc key.

If you update the name of an item you do not have permission to change, the new name will not be kept. The original name will be retained.

Renaming annotations is described in Edit Annotations.

Adjusting the display name - Sequence Representation (legacy)

A legacy method to adjust the name displayed for sequence elements in the Navigation Area is the Sequence Representation functionality. This functionality will be retired in a future version of the CLC Genomics Workbench.

When sequences have the following information, the display name can be updated to use that information instead of the default, which is "Name".

To change the name displayed in the Navigation Area:

        right-click any element or folder in the Navigation Area | Sequence Representation | select format