Thanks for the reply - I wrote a simple .xml which allows the import of
any file which is accessible by the galaxy process (read permission) and
is mounted in the current file system of the galaxy server. in the
web-interface you have to type in the absolute path+filename manually-
It copies the file into galaxy (unix cp used). The uploaded file is
assumed to be a text file and has to be set manually to the correct file
@nate: Thanks! ill have a look at that too-
<tool id="importer_1" name="Cluster file importer">
<description>copies files from import directory into galaxy</description>
<param name="source" type="text" label="Absolute
to file on cluster" optional="false" size="60"/>
<data name="target" format="text" label="Imported
<data format="text" name="log_report" label="Detailed
**What it does**
This tool imports a file from the cluster into galaxy. The file will be
copied into the galaxy environment, the original file remains on the
Please make sure the uploaded file is set to the correct file format!
Otherwise tools cannot access this file. This can be done by editing the
properties of the uploaded file (pen symbol in the history). The default
assumed file format is -text- which might be incorrect it most cases.
Please keep although in mind that disk space on the galaxy server is
Feel free to contact us if you cant upload your files into galaxy.