Hey Jorrit,

Thanks for pointing this out; the workflow engine definitely shouldn't behave like this.  I'll take a look and see what we can do to allow parameters named 'type' :)


On Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 3:42 AM, Jorrit Boekel <jorrit.boekel@scilifelab.se> wrote:
Hi all,

Just a heads-up, I had a tool.xml file in which a command line was called with a parameter called —type. I therefore set
<param name=“type” type=“select > etc etc. to do:
command —type $type

Big mistake. This lead to errors as soon as the tool was modified in the workflow (set as runtime triggered an error for me), due to the fact that the workflow module type was not one of tool, data input, data collection, but was instead the value of the type param which was currently filled in.

Now I know not to do this, hope you already did.


Jorrit Boekel
Proteomics systems developer
BILS / Lehtiö lab
Scilifelab Stockholm, Sweden

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