A data track in BED file (.bed), GenVision box file (.txt) or Wiggle (.wig) format can be imported into a GenVision session.

To add tracks:

  1. Do any of the following:

    • Drag & drop one or more track files (see above) on an open GenVision Pro session

    • Use the Add tracks to project button tool ()

    • Choose File > Add Track.
  1. In the file chooser, navigate to and select the desired file. There are three allowable file types: BED (.bed), GenVision file (.txt; formatted as a histogram or arrow panel) and Wiggle file (.wig). For instance, you could use a targeted region BED file from a SeqMan NGen assembly, or a box file from DNASTAR’s original GenVision application. Press Open.
  1. In the ensuing Add Track dialog, use the drop-down menu to select the Track category for the file you chose in the previous step. Choices will include a subset of Feature, Region, Coverage or Custom. You can type a custom value directly into the field. Optionally, you can choose the Custom menu item to clear the field.

    GenVision Pro will use the Track category to place the track in the hierarchy in the Tracks panel and determine default track options.
  1. Press OK to add the track to the current session.

To learn how to view track data in the Overview or Analysis view, see Work with Tracks.

The following table shows error messages that may occur when attempting to import track data:

Error Message Explanation
Some data could not be mapped to document members. This message appears if some of the sequences identified in the track data could not be matched automatically to sequences in the session.
This file is already loaded in this document. The selected file has already been added to the current session.
Could not open file. The file does not contain recognizable track data.

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