How to search
The search will be executed on all approved and proposed enzymes, class, subclass
and sub-subclass information stored in the database. To search for a particular term, several terms
or phrases just fill in the text field(s) above and adjust the drop-down list(s) according to your needs.
You can use the wildcard operator % to find words matching a pattern like 'enzyme%', although searches like '%enzyme%' should be avoided as such queries tend to be rather slow.
If you would like to search for a term containing a special character you can use one of the following options:
- Use special characters on your keyboard (e.g. umlauts)
- Copy a special character from the list you will get when clicking on this icon and paste it into the search text field.
- Use a textual representation (e.g. 'alpha')
The default setting is to look for the exact phrase, but you can also choose to search for all or any words entered in the text field to the left:
- All of these words is the equivalent to the boolean operator AND meaning that all of the given words have to be found in an entry.
- Any of these words is the equivalent to the boolean operator OR which is less restrictive than AND, since at least one of the given words has to be found in an entry.
Adding a word in the text field for exclusion will reduce the result. Entries containing one of the entered words (boolean NOT operator) will not be part of the result.
The last drop-down list lets you define to which fields you want to limit your search. Currently it is possible to search in all fields (default) or in an individual one.