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 all SnapGene files in your 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 Using the SnapGene "Project" Manager) then click within the Search and filter files field to start a Search.
1. The initial Search query will search the
All files in the Project folder. 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. Click the "Search Terms" link to see a list of all available Filters.
4. Search "results" will be listed in the Search window. Click on a "result" to temporarily view the file in a new tab.
5. 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
You can do the following in the "Search Results" tab:
- Click on any result file to open and view the file in a new permanent tab.
- Use the "Sort By" dropdown to sort results based on "File Name", Last Modified" date, "File Size" or "Sequence length".
Refine Results in the "Search Results" Tab
You can refine the Search Results as follows:
- Click on the "Files" drop down to further refine your search based on File Type.
- Click the "Time" dropdown to further refine your search based on "Modified Date".
- Click "More Filters" to show a comprehensive list of Available filters.
Advanced Search using "All Filters"
In the "All Filters" window, if required, type a keyword in the "Filter" field to limit the filters shown.
Click on any filter to add it to your Search query.
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