Change element names

Renaming elements

Renaming a folder or an element in the Navigation Area can be done in two different ways:

        select the element | Edit in the Menu Bar | Rename

   or  select the element | F2

When you can rename the element, you can see that the text is selected and you can move the cursor back and forth in the text. When the editing of the name has finished, press Enter or select another element in the Navigation Area. If you want to discard the changes instead, press the Esc-key.

For renaming annotations instead of folders or elements, see Edit Annotations.

This section describes two ways of changing the names of sequences in the Navigation Area. In the first part, the sequences themselves are not changed - it's their representation that changes. The second part describes how to change the name of the element.

Sequence Representation (legacy)

A legacy method to adjust the name shown 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 how sequences are displayed in the Navigation Area:

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