Preparing for Recording

You'll first need to create a user account and sign in. At the top right corner of every BioExtract Server page, select register. Fill in the required fields and click Add User. Your account will be created immediately. Return to the BioExtract Server and sign in by clicking the sign in link in the upper right corner of every page.

At this point, before you start recording your workflow, make sure the data sources and tools you need are available in the BioExtract Server system. As an example, suppose you want to create a workflow that carries out a multiple sequence alignment using a protein sequence record as input. In this case, you'll want to make sure that a protein data source and multiple alignment tool exist before beginning your workflow.

To find a data source, click the Query tab and look through the list of Available Data Sources. If you see the data source you need, it can be accessed during any part of workflow creation. If the data source is not displayed, obtain the data through a third-party and save it on your computer. You can upload it into your workflow later, during the workflow creation process.

To find a tool, click the Tools tab and look through the list of Available Tools. If you see the tool you need, it can be accessed during any part of workflow creation. If you can't find the one you need, search Add a New Tool located below the Available Tools list. If you find the tool you need, select it and click Save Tool to add it to your BioExtract Server workspace. You can access it later in Available Tools > My Tools, during the workflow creation process.

Once you've located all necessary items, you can start recording your workflow.

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