Question: Selecting columns to sort
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2.3 years ago by
stacey.cook0 wrote:

I have joined 2 datasets using column 1, now that they are joined I want to sort using culumn 2. When I perform the sort on column 2 it keeps column one sorted the same way the data was output from the join and only sorts colum two within the column 1 sort.

Example (imagine number column and letter column) data after the join 1 b 1 a 2 c 2 b 2 a 3 b 4 a

What I want 1 a 2 a 4 a 1 b 2 b 3 b 2 c

what galaxy is giving me when i sort using column 2

1 a 1 b 2 a 2 b 2 c 3 b 4 a

can anyone help me perform the sort ignoring column 1? while still keeping the data there?

Galaxy version 16.07.rc1 browser chrome


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ADD COMMENTlink modified 2.3 years ago by Jennifer Hillman Jackson25k • written 2.3 years ago by stacey.cook0
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2.3 years ago by
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Jennifer Hillman Jackson25k wrote:


The sort is likely set at numerical by ascending. Instead use alphabetical by ascending since the data value is not a number. I just tested this on your data to double check and this works to produce the desired sort order (meaning: no new problems with the tool).

Thanks, Jen, Galaxy team

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