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October 08, 2008 [posted]

Fixes for My NCBI

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A s a result of technical issues, there were some problems with searches saved after the installation of the new My NCBI system on September 25, 2008. Searches that include search statement numbers (e.g., #3 AND #4) saved from September 25 to October 7 that do not work should be deleted and re-saved.

Also, searches saved with Limits are executing incorrectly, i.e., without Limits applied, when the search has been saved for automatic updates. Searches that include Limits that were saved on or after September 25 for automatic updates should be deleted. They can be re-saved without automatic updates at this time and later changed to automatic updates when the problem has been corrected (to be announced here).

To run a search to see if it has been saved correctly, access the My NCBI homepage and click on the link for # Saved Searches (under My Saved Data). On the My Saved Data screen, click on the name of the search in question and check the results.

We are in the process of changing the function of the links displaying search and collection names in My NCBI to be more self-evident. In the case of saved searches, the name links to a display of the results in the database (e.g., PubMed). In the case of collections, the name links to a display of the items in the collection in the database. On the "Manage" pages "View" links are no longer present. There is now an "Edit" link that goes to a screen where you can make changes to the saved search (e.g., frequency of updates) or collection (e.g., remove items).

For more information about the new version of My NCBI, see: Coming Soon to My NCBI: New Features, New Navigation, and My Bibliography.

Nahin AM. Fixes for My NCBI. NLM Tech Bull. 2008 Sep-Oct;(364):e11.

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