Data management and search

This chapter explains general data management features of CLC Genomics Workbench. The first section explains the basics of the data organization and the Navigation Area. The next section explains how to set up custom attributes for the data that can be used for more advanced data management. Finally, there is a section about how to search for data in your CLC Locations. The use of metadata tables in CLC Genomics Workbench is described separately, in Metadata.

We recommend that data is only added and removed from CLC Data Locations using CLC software. If files are moved using other methods, the data may not be found when launching an analysis, and searches may not find that data. To address issues where data present in a CLC Data Location cannot be found, re-build the index for that location and try again. Information about rebuilding indexes can be found in Re-indexing CLC Locations.