Question: Changing datatype of multiple datasets in batch
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18 months ago by
ropolocan30 wrote:

Hello everyone,

I have uploaded a number of *.fastq.gz files to a Galaxy instance. Unfortunately, I forgot to change the format of the files to fastqsanger. I know that I can change the datatype to fastqsanger by going Edit Attributes -> Datatype, and then assigning a new type from the dropdown list. How can I do this for multiple datasets without having to individually change them manually?

Your help will be much appreciated!!

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 18 months ago by Guy Reeves1.0k • written 18 months ago by ropolocan30
gravatar for Jennifer Hillman Jackson
18 months ago by
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Jennifer Hillman Jackson25k wrote:


An enhancement request for additional batch dataset changes, including datatype reassignment, is ticketed and under consideration. Please follow progress here:

For now, the method you describe is the available option. Metadata changes are per-dataset.

Thanks! Jen, Galaxy team

ADD COMMENTlink written 18 months ago by Jennifer Hillman Jackson25k

Thank you so much for your answer, Jen! I will be following the progress of this request on GitHub.

ADD REPLYlink modified 18 months ago • written 18 months ago by ropolocan30
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18 months ago by
Guy Reeves1.0k
Guy Reeves1.0k wrote:

HI Might it be possible to set up a short workflow and input all your datasets in a list allowing you to do 100s at a time easily . Maybe: Input dataset> then a tool which will recognise the current datatype but will output essentially the same data but where the 'Configure Output: >Change datatype' is set for what yo want

For example if the 'FASTQ Quality Trimmer' will accept the files change the settings so that there will never be any trimming.

Just an idea.

If this will not work I suspect you will have to upload them again. Cheers Guy

ADD COMMENTlink modified 18 months ago • written 18 months ago by Guy Reeves1.0k
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