Hi Peter, I ending up finding a solution to my problem using this forum
I just ended up using the really specific file output path and it started
auto-detecting the file format. Thanks for your help it was much
On Thu, Jun 30, 2016 at 1:01 PM, Peter Cock <p.j.a.cock(a)googlemail.com>
Maybe sharing your tool XML file would be best - is it on GitHub?
On Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 7:43 PM, Katherine Beaulieu
> Ok, so I don't give the user the option to select the correct data type
> reduce the amount of stuff the user has to know when using the tool.
> I do leave the format as auto and Galaxy just leaves it as the generic
> type 'data'.
> As for how the format is defined in Galaxy, I'm not quite sure what the
> answer to this question is because I am just testing the tool with really
> simple text files, with extension .txt. and it can't seem to pick it up,
> just leaves it as 'data'. Also not quite sure how to test the Python
> the sniff function outside of Galaxy... (only starting working with
> weeks ago).
> Let me know if I should provide you with the tool config file if that
> be a little more useful. It's quite straightforward
> Thanks for helping with this.