The list of databases that can be added is here: https://web.archive.org/web/20120409025527/http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/staff/tao/URLAPI/remote_blastdblist.html.
In order to add a new database, find the
settings folder in the Workbench installation directory (e.g.
C:\Program files\CLC Genomics Workbench 4). Download unzip and place the following files in this directory to replace the built-in list of databases:
- Nucleotide databases: http://www.resources.qiagenbioinformatics.com/wbsettings/NCBI_BlastNucleotideDatabases.zip
- Protein databases: http://www.resources.qiagenbioinformatics.com/wbsettings/NCBI_BlastProteinDatabases.zip
Open the file you have downloaded into the
settings folder, e.g.
NCBI_BlastProteinDatabases.properties in a text editor and you will see the contents look like this:
nr[clcdefault] = Non-redundant protein sequences refseq_protein = Reference proteins swissprot = Swiss-Prot protein sequences pat = Patented protein sequences pdb = Protein Data Bank proteins env_nr = Environmental samples month = New or revised GenBank sequencesSimply add another database as a new line with the first item being the database name taken from https://web.archive.org/web/20120409025527/http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/staff/tao/URLAPI/remote_blastdblist.html and the second part is the name to display in the Workbench. Restart the Workbench, and the new database will be visible in the BLAST dialog.