Hi Peter, Alex,
Thanks for the tips, the stdout is very useful indeed for a small amount of information.
However I want to display a large HTML report with some pictures/plots that will help the
user assess the execution of the tool. A hidden output will also not work as I want the
XML output item to be the visible one in the history. In the display application context I
only get the datasetid of the history item that triggered it (afaik).
Below a small impression of part of the report:
From: Peter Cock [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: maandag 2 april 2012 15:38
To: Lukasse, Pieter
Cc: Greg Von Kuster (greg(a)bx.psu.edu); galaxy-dev(a)lists.bx.psu.edu
Subject: Re: [galaxy-dev] Local display application questions
On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 2:00 PM, Lukasse, Pieter
I made a tool for Galaxy which produces a normal XML output file and
next to that it also produces a HTML report with some quick
details for the user.
I could solve this by using 2 output files, but ...
That is the normal way to do this in Galaxy, isn't it? You can also use stdout for a
small amount of plain text summary output - shown in the history as the 'info'
text - perhaps that would be enough instead?