Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Customise and share your search results

Have you ever wanted to add more information to a UniProt results table to see, for example, which entries have a 3D structure available for them or a known disease correlation? Not only can you customise your table to add or remove columns, you can also now share a custom URL including the columns in your view! This URL can also be used in your programmatic access scripts. Just click on the 'Share' button above the results table to get your custom URL.

To customise your results table, you can reorder, add or remove columns easily using the button or by simply clicking on the right-most column in the table. Clicking on either of these will take you to the 'Customise results table' page.

The 'Customise results table' page allows you re-order your columns, add columns and remove columns. You can add or remove columns by selecting or unselecting the checkbox next to the column names listed under the 'Add more columns' heading. Then simply drag and drop them in the 'Columns to be displayed'! You can also remove columns by clicking on the 'x' on the labels under 'Columns to be displayed'. 

There are various categories of columns available to be selected, each category heading containing several columns under it.

The quickest way to find out whether there a column for the data type you're interested in, just start typing the name into the 'Search' field. It auto-completes your query and suggests all possible matches. 

Once you're happy with your selections, click 'Save' to go to your customised results view. Then use the new button to get the specific URL for the results table with your columns. You can then share this with colleagues to show them your exact view of data or use it in your scripts to download results with all the data types you are interested in. 

We hope you'll find this improvement useful! If you have any feedback or suggestions for the future, feel free to comment below or write to us at help@uniprot.org.