17 months ago by
The tool Select can be used to pull out lines that match a specific text string such as a gene ID. There are other data manipulation tools that can filter data by matching text or chromosome coordinates (example: VCFfilter).
VCF is a special version of tabular data, so importing into Excel or other spreadsheet applications is definitely possible. Download the data and change the file extension to be ".txt" or ".tabular". Remove the header before or after downloading or set those lines as a header within the downstream application. The same Select tool can be used to remove header lines in Galaxy ("not matching" the pattern
Hope this helps! Jen, Galaxy team