Question: Naming Files with the Enhanced Barcode Splitter Tool
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3.4 years ago by
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mccoykg80 wrote:

Hi all. I'm currently using the enhanced barcode splitter tool, which is very helpful in that it automatically names files by their barcode and uploads them to my history. Unfortunately, the names are very messy, often looking like "Barcode Splitter on data 65 and data 54 (L1-2394eGIS2-T1)". Since I'm using these in another pipeline and naming files downstream by their input, it quickly becomes confusing to have all of my files start out with "Barcode Splitter on". Does anyone know if there's a way to change how the files are named, for example just having them named by their barcode (e.g. the example file from before would just be named "L1-2394eGIS2-T1")? Thanks much.

EDIT: I've written custom tools before, so I'd be perfectly happy to edit an xml file or make a custom tool to do this, I'm just not sure how the enhanced barcode splitter tool is automatically naming the files in the first place.

ADD COMMENTlink modified 3.4 years ago by Jennifer Hillman Jackson25k • written 3.4 years ago by mccoykg80
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3.4 years ago by
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Jennifer Hillman Jackson25k wrote:


I went through the wrapper/tool files and did not find where the naming is specified either. The datasets are most likely being named when uploaded into the History. Naming output by the tool name is a common method used.

As a general work-around that would help in renaming datasets for this tool (and most any others), I created a Trello enhancement request for more options when renaming datasets as a post-job action in the Workflow editor. The details are here:

If there is more input from our development team, they will comment further.

Best, Jen, Galaxy team

ADD COMMENTlink written 3.4 years ago by Jennifer Hillman Jackson25k

Thanks so much! This looks like a really helpful feature to have in future.

ADD REPLYlink written 3.4 years ago by mccoykg80
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