Using Import Variants (VCF) (beta) it is possible to import variants in a VCF file to Genotype track format. Below are some significant differences in the way Import Variants (VCF) (beta) handles VCF compared to the standard VCF importer in the workbench:

Learn more about how the workbench importer handles VCF format here:

To import variants from VCF to Genotype track format launch the tool Import Variants (VCF) (beta) using the Import button or the Launch button. It is not possible to start the tool from the Toolbox or from Import Tracks from File which is used for standard VCF import.

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In the wizard step Settings specify the VCF file and the Reference Track. For very large VCF files (e.g. dbSNP) check the option Optimize for large tracks. This option allows import of very large files by reducing memory consumption at the cost of speed and disk space.