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New text filter on the ChEMBL interface





A new text filter has been added to the 
search results and the 'Browse' pages of the interface. This filter is shown as a small search bar at the top-right of tables and card pages. It can be used as a simple and fast way to filter a set of items.

The filter appends a new query to the current query to match the term entered with all the available fields that are non-numeric. It is based on the Querystring query of Elasticsearch, so wildcards can be used in the search box.

To see an example of how it works, you can follow these steps:

  • Go to the Browse Drugs page: https://www.ebi.ac.uk/chembl/g/#browse/drugs
  • Use the filters to the left to select only Phase 4 drugs with no Rule of Five violations:

  •  Enter the term '*antibacterial*' on the search box and click on the search button:

  • It will match the term on the following fields:
Parent Molecule ChEMBL ID, Synonyms, Research Codes, Applicants, USAN Stem, ATC Codes, USAN Stem Definition, USAN Stem Substem, Level 4 ATC Codes, Level 3 ATC Codes, Level 2 ATC Codes, Level 1 ATC Codes, Indication Class, Patent, Withdrawn Reason, Withdrawn Country, Withdrawn Class, Smiles.

You will see the resulting drugs on your screen:



If you show all the available columns (by clicking on 'Show/Hide Columns') you will see the matches for the term that was entered on the search box (You can use the text finder function of your browser to locate them):



By clicking on the 'clear' button, the term will be reset and the filter will be removed from the query.

The filter is available for the search results and the following pages:



If you have any questions, please contact the ChEMBL Team support (chembl-help [at] ebi.ac.uk)

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