Create a gene symbol filter chain

You can create a custom filter chain that is based on gene symbols. This filter chain can be used to narrow analysis results in Ion Reporter™ Software to only specific genes. If you have numerous gene symbols to filter, you can use a text file to create the gene symbol filter chain. For more information, see Create a gene symbol filter.

IMPORTANT! If using a single filter with a NOT operator, do not use a parenthesis. If parenthesis is used, the filter chain can be saved but an error occurs when applying the filter chain in analyses results. For example, use NOT Filtered Coverage instead of NOT (Filtered Coverage).

  1. In the Worksflows tab, click Presets.
  2. Click Create Preset > Filter Chain.
  3. In the Create Filter Chain dialog box, enter a name and an optional description.
  4. Select a Reference.
  5. In the Choose Filter list, select Gene Symbol.
  6. Add genes of interest in the list.
    • Select a checkbox for a gene symbol in the list.

    • To find gene symbols in the list, enter the gene symbol into the search field, then click Go.

  7. After you select all of the gene symbols that you want to include in the list, click Add.

    Your genes appear in the Selected Filters list in the Create Filter Chain dialog box.

  8. Repeat to add additional genes.
  9. (Optional) Use Update to configure and replace the last filter in the list without changing the filter count.
  10. Click Save.

Your gene symbol filter chain is available be added to an analysis workflow, or applied to analysis results or a visualization. For more information, see Add a filter chain to an analysis workflow, Apply a filter chain to analysis results, and Use filter chains to change analysis results.

Example of a gene symbol filter chain that is applied to analysis results.