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Share Custom Feature Types via a Delimited List File

How do I share custom Feature Types with other SnapGene users?

Custom Feature Types can be used in SnapGene 6.0 and later.

"Feature Type" list files provide an easy way for users in a group to share the custom Feature Types they have created.

Export a Custom Feature Type List from SnapGene

Click Features → Manage Feature Types.

Click the dropdown and choose to show only "Custom Feature Types". A list of all custom Feature Types will be displayed.

To export all Custom Feature Types click Import/Export → Export All Custom Feature Types.

To export a subset of Custom Feature Types, select them in the list then click  Import/Export → Export Selected Custom Feature Types.

Export the list to an appropriate location on your computer.

The export listed is in ".csv" format and can be viewed with a text editor, or in a spreadsheet program.

The ".csv" file can be shared with other SnapGene users and imported into SnapGene as detailed below.

Import a Custom Feature Type List

Click Features → Manage Feature Types.

Click the dropdown and choose to show only "Custom Feature Types". A list of all current custom Feature Types will be displayed.

Click Import/Export → Import Custom Feature Types From a List....

Navigate to the location of the list file, select it then click Open.

View the newly imported Feature Types in the "Manage Feature Types" window.