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Result Viewer

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DescriptionBrowser data base query tool for data analysis results of Microarray experiments.
Development Information
LanguageASP & SQL
Current version1.0
Last updated29th February 2002
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Result Viewer

Result Viewer is an application designed in the Bioinformatics Section at MD Anderson, with the help of Biostatistics programmers, for investigators to browse the data analysis results of their microarray experiments. The application works much like a standard data base query tool in a browser. Records in the analysis results may be extracted by relatively ‘high’ level gene function or cytoband classification. Gene specific searching is also available. This is a self-extracting stand-alone application.


ResultViewer is available for download here .


  1. Click on the link Download the application and save the ResultViewerSetup.ZIP file in the directory you choose.
  2. Unzip ResultViewerSetup.ZIP file, and extract the files to a directory.
  3. Find the directory in which you extracted the file, double click on the Setup.exe, and follow the instructions in the installation wizard.


Loading new records

In order to view the records for an analysis, a Database (DB) file for the analysis must be saved to the directory in which you installed Result Viewer. Result Viewer is programmed to only recognize DB\’s of a specific type. You may view these DB\’s if you have Access 2000 installed, but you do not need it to run the application.

Finding Records with Results Viewer

  1. Choosing a Data Base (DB) file
    The first window prompts you to choose a DB. As projects expand you may add more DB\’s to view by simply saving them to the folder in which you installed Results Viewer. To change DB\’s, click New Database.
  2. The Header Display
    The header lists important information to each project that should correspond with the name of the DB.
  3. Extracting Records
    You have the option of searching for specific sequence information or to extract a list based on a gene class - function or chromosome.
  4. Viewing All Records for a Gene Class
    For a list, 1st select the radio button for a filtered, sorted list search. Choose a class from the drop down box. You do not need to choose a statistic or set criteria to sort on.
  5. Specifying Criteria for Statistics
    To add criteria for a statistic or several statistics, select a statistic, an operator( >, >=, <, <=, =), and a cutoff. You may also choose to sort the results in ascending or descending order of one of the statistics but it is not required. You may also select the absolute value of a statistic by checking the Absolute Value box. If so, you should see abs(\‘statistic\‘) in the criteria text box.
  6. Once you have made your selection choose View. The results are displayed.
    You may export the table for easier viewing from this window clicking Export. The table will be exported to an Excel Spreadsheet. A new search is performed by clicking New Search.
  7. Viewing Records for a Specific Sequence or Gene
    Select the radio button for a Specific Sequence Search. Choose a gene identifier from the drop down box. Input the correct ID, avoiding spaces. Click View. All sequences with the ID for the identifier selected appear.

Database Example

Download a Microsoft Access database example here




This version of Results Viewer is the first generation demo. We offer no guarantees and accept no liability.