Edit a filter chain

You can edit a custom filter chain to change the conditions or remove filters in Ion Reporter™ Software. You cannot edit a predefined filter chain.

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. To edit a custom filter chain, use one of the following procedures to get started.

    Option

    Description

    Workflow Presets

    1. In the Workflows tab, click Presets.

    2. Select Filter Chains from the list.

    3. Select the row of the filter chain that you want to modify, then click Edit.

    Analysis Results

    1. In the Analyses tab, click Overview.

    2. Click the link of a analysis of interest. The Analysis Results screen appears.

    3. In the right pane, in the Filter Chains section, select the custom filter chain that you want to edit, then click (Edit).

    Visualize

    1. In the Analyses tab, click Overview.

    2. Click the link of an analysis of interest. The Analysis Results screen appears.

    3. Click Visualize, then select the IRGV tab.

    4. In the right pane, in the Filter Chains section, select the custom filter chain that you want to edit, then click (Edit).

  2. Update the Edit Filter Chain dialog box.

    Option

    Description

    Change name

    In Name, change the filter chain name.

    Change description

    In Description, change the filter chain description.

    Change reference

    Under Reference, select GRCh38 or hg 19.

    Modify FilterChain Query

    In the Choose Filter list, select a filter.

    In FilterChain Query, change the order in which filters are applied by typing in the text box.

    Modify filter conditions

    In the Choose Filter list, select a filter that is included in the filter chain.

    Modify the conditions of the filter, then click Add.

    (Optional) Use Update to define and replace the last filter in the list without changing the filter count.

    Delete filters

    To remove a filter that is included in a filter chain, select the filter, then click (Delete).

  3. Click Save.

The edited filter chain is available to be associated as the default filter chain when an analysis workflow is created, or to be used to change an existing default filter chain. For more information, see Add a filter chain to an analysis workflow and Change the default filter chain for an analysis workflow.

It can also be applied to analysis results or a visualization. For more information, see Apply a filter chain to analysis results and Use filter chains to change analysis results.