I created a local blast tool with the new version of ncbi blast 2.2.23+. I want the output file in xml format, that corresponds to option 5, with a specific number of descriptions. Everything goes well except it appears more results than the number I specified with the command num_descriptions. My objective was to obtain the best 5 matches for each sequence. This works for a txt or html output file but not for xml.
What I wanted to know is if it is possible to specify the number of matches when we want the xml output format.
The command that I'm using:
blastx -query "C:\DataBase\query.fasta" -db "C:\DataBase\uniprot_sprot" -num_descriptions 5 -evalue 0.00001 -outfmt 5 -out "C:\DataBase\blast.xml"