How do I use the new search functionality in the SnapGene 7.0 Interface?
SnapGene version 7.0 introduces a new tabbed file management interface to simplify viewing and managing your data, and to reduce window clutter.
The new interface also provides powerful document search capabilities, allowing you to search the contents of SnapGene files in a nominated project folder, including searching for file names and file attributes, sequence & sequence attributes, and annotation (features, primers and enzyme sites) metadata.
Start A Search
Open a 'Project' folder (see Use the SnapGene 7.0 Interface) then click within the Search and filter files field to start a Search.
1. Type a search phrase to find all files with names, aliases or map labels containing the phrase.
2. A basic set of Filters are provided. Click on a Filter to add the filter to the Search query.
3 Alternatively, click the "Advanced Search" button to see a list of all available filters.
4. Click the "Advanced Search" link to see a list of all available filters.'
5. Click the Recent History button to see a list of recent searches.
Results will appears as matches are found to the search query. Double click on a "result" to temporarily view the file in a new tab.
Click the Search icon in the top right corner of the Search window, or alternatively, hit the return key, to view the Results in a new "Search Results" tab.
The "Search Results" tab
In the "Search Results" tab:
- Double click on any result to open and view the corresponding file in a new tab.
- Click on any result, or click "Select all" to see a list of "Quick actions".
From the "Quick actions" dropdown, choose to display the result in a Tab or new window, or choose from the other file management options.
Refine Results in the "Search Results" Tab
You can refine the Search Results as follows:
- Click on the "All files" drop down to further refine your search based on File Type.
- Click the "Any Time" dropdown to further refine your search based on "Modified Date".
In the Advanced Search window, choose whether to display "All" filters, or choose from the "File Information", Annotations, "Sequence Properties" or "Sequence Metadata" subsets.
Click on the Filter, or on the examples for that filter to add the filter to your search query.
Alternatively, start typing a filter name to see a list of related filters.
If required add additional required information to the filter. For example, The filter
length: requires a sequence length value. Use operators to define a range or limit, for example, to filter and see all files with a sequence length less than 300 you would use
Hit the Search button, or hit return to search based on your advanced query. Results will be shown in a new tab.