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3.1 Simple search

3.1.1 Keyword search

You can perform full-text searches among all the free text annotation by entering a keyword with the "Keyword" option (default). Please note searches cannot yet be performed using double byte characters, such as Japanese Kanji or double byte Roman characters.

AND query-    The query specifies two or more terms for retrieving all documents which contain both terms.
You can insert the AND operator between the terms.
e.g., protein AND cytoplasm

OR query- The query specifies two or more terms for retrieving all documents which contain either term. You can insert the OR operator between the terms
e.g., protein OR cytoplasm

NOT query- The query specifies two or more terms for retrieving all documents which contain a first term but don't contain the terms which follow. You can insert the NOT operator between the terms to do a NOT query
e.g., protein NOT cytoplasm

Substring matching-   Only prefix matching is allowed.
     e.g., receptor* (returns documents which contain terms that begin with the string 'receptor')

Limitations for the number of characters and words

Items   Notes

Maximum number of characters 1000 bytes  
Notes 3 For exact matches (e.g. 'ABC')
Minimum number of characters 4 For substring matches (e.g. 'ABC*')

3.1.2 ID search

Get cDNA entries by accession number or H-Invitational ID (and so on) as the key at the "ACCESSION NO" or "H-Inv ID" option, respectively.
e.g., BC003551 (for "ACCESSION NO" option) and HIT000031589 (for "H-Inv ID" option).
Multiple key terms can be entered, only for the keys HIT, HIX, 'DDBJ ACCESSION', 'chromosome number', 'chromosome band', 'HUGO gene symbol', InterPro, GO, OMIM, SCOP, Datasource IDs, and 'EC number' within the bounds of the limitations listed below. For the other keys ('Definition', and 'OMIM title'), only a single key is permitted.
NB: Double byte characters such as Japanese Kanji characters, are not accepted.

Items   Notes

Maximum number of characters 1000 This includes the delimiters (commas, spaces, and colons).
Maximum number of words 100  

Revised: December 26, 2007