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Downloading the search results

Each saved search can be downloaded into either a Comma Seperated Values (CSV) file, a Tab Delimited (TSV) file or a MicrosoftTM Excel spreadsheet. CSV and TSV files will be in UTF-8 encoding. Regardless of the file format chosen, the resulting file can be considered a spreadsheet of the selected data.

See Building a search for details on creating a saved search. By default the downloaded spreadsheet will contain one column containg the list of samples that are retured by the search it is generated from. For a more meaningful spreadsheet further columns must be added. Each data point in RMS layouts can be made into a column within the downloaded spreadsheet by adding Labels to the search.

Entering Labels

While in 'Search' mode enter a column label by entering a meaningful string into the search criteria box for the required data point. This string must start and end with a double quote ("); it is what defines it as a label rather than a search criterion.

Submit the label just like you would a search criterion by hitting 'Enter'. This must be done for each data point required as a column in the download file.

Once all search criteria and labels have been entered save the search.

Generating the download file

Click on the 'SEARCHES' menu in the left menu bar to expand the 'SEARCHES' menu. The list of saved searches can be found here. Each saved search has three controls next to it: 'delete', 'download' and 'apply'. Click on 'download' to download the file for the relevant search.

Remember: if a search did not have any labels entered for it, the downloaded file will consist of only one column, 'Sample'. This column will be the list of samples that match that search.

The following video shows a simple search being created, two labels being added and then the results being downloaded as a CSV file.

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