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Programmatic access - Mapping database identifiers

To use our database identifier mapping (‘Retrieve/ID mapping’) service programmatically you need to know the abbreviations for the database names. Some databases map only one way. You can find this table below the links to our code examples.

Here are some examples for querying the database mapping service using:

  • Perl
  • Python
  • Ruby
  • Java

Alternatively, you can download the data underlying our database identifier service mapping service from

See also:
REST API – Access the UniProt website programmatically - batch retrieval, ID mapping, queries, downloads, etc

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