Question: Shared history not functioning
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5 months ago by
p_solorzano770 wrote:


I shared a history with a co-worker and it never appeared in her Galaxy account. I also tried with the link option but the problem is that once the history is imported it does not update the new chances or actions in her profile.

Which option could we use to share a history and work together on a project from our own machines.

Best regards,


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ADD COMMENTlink modified 5 months ago by Jennifer Hillman Jackson25k • written 5 months ago by p_solorzano770
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5 months ago by
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Jennifer Hillman Jackson25k wrote:


Whenever you share data, any method, the other people get their own copy. It is not possible to work directly in the same history concurrently.

You can take turns - do some work, they import (will get the latest version each time) and do some work, you import back. Can permanently delete the intermediate histories to recover space. Make sure that jobs are completed and not running before you import or those will fail.

If you share directly (email) then deleted datasets can be imported (optionally). If sharing through a link, only active datasets are available.

This FAQ explains sharing. If shared by email, those accounts can find these under the history menu "Histories Shared with Me" and review only or get a copy.

If you both try to log into the same account and do work, odd errors and weird UI behavior can result, so I wouldn't recommend that.

Hope that helps! Jen, Galaxy team

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