Is there now a better way to import files that are actually already in galaxy?

Not right now. The issue is that these files are part of a composite datatype, and there's not currently a way to extract files from a composite datatype and create Galaxy datasets for each. 

One potential solution is to transition this tool wrapper to produce a variable number of output files using this approach:

http://wiki.galaxyproject.org/Admin/Tools/Multiple%20Output%20Files#Number_of_Output_datasets_cannot_be_determined_until_tool_run

Another is to extend the language constructs in a tool definition to make it possible to use logical expressions (e.g. 3 * $inputs.length) to create a certain number of output datasets.

Is there a trello card for this?

Not that I can find, but one could be useful.

J.


It would save our users a lot of time and nerves to be able to do this.

thank you very much,
ido



On Mar 21, 2013, at 6:01 AM, Jennifer Jackson <jen@bx.psu.edu> wrote:

Hi Ann,

For just using the UI interface, I know of only one method (there may be others):

1 - click on the "eye" icon to view the HTML barcode splitter output table
2 - then for each individual file
 a - right click to capture the "Copy Link Location" URL of the file
 b - go to the tool "Get Data -> Upload File" and paste that URL into the " URL/Text:" box
 c - make other settings, like file format or database assignment
 d - submit and the data will load as a dataset

If there is a better way, we'll post an update.
Meanwhile, I hope this is helpful!

Jen
Galaxy team


On 3/20/13 4:15 PM, Ann Holtz-Morris, M.S. wrote:
HI,
Iím trying to use the output files from barcode splitter. I know that the command line as some wrappers made that take the output files and puts them in the history.  Is there anything similar for output files but for us biologists who donít do command line? J

Thanks,
Ann

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