I have two simple questions related to manipulating step history. So,
how to change the order of steps, for example, put step 7 right after
step 3. Second question is related, how to re-order steps, for
instance, I deleted step 4 and 5 and want the next step (step 6) to
take the order of 4, just to make them look nicer. How can I do that?
The History menu (gear icon, top right corner of history panel) has an
option named "Copy Datasets".
The form will be displayed in the center panel, with the current
history's datasets listed on the left. Click the items you wish to
then on the right side of the form when specifying a destination,
an existing history or type in a name to create a new history. Then
scroll to the bottom of the from and click on the button to execute
Datasets selected will be copied into the new location in the order
appear in the source history (numbered order). You can do a few things
1 - only select datasets that you wish to retain
2 - copy datasets in the order that you want them to appear in the new
3 - you can copy into the same destination history as many times as
4 - you can copy from different originating histories and into the
single destination history (with different copy operations)
5 - order is under your control: using your example, since dataset #7
after #4 in the original history, copy #7 first with one operation
go back to the form again and then copy dataset #4
6 - copy multiple datasets at a time by selecting them all during the
same copy action, if they are already in the order you want them to
appear in the destination history
7 - copying all original inputs used for output files copied over is
many cases a good idea. Labeling datasets with custom names can likely
help to keep track of which inputs were used for which jobs. Applying
these dataset name labels before running jobs has some advantages (see
the next warning #8).
8 - the "i" info icon that points to the job information page will
retain the original job's input/settings. This means that datasets
be labeled by the original dataset(s) number and name. This can be
confusing. Custom dataset labeling will likely help - the dataset
numbers won't change but the name could be used to help map back to
Dataset name labels: Click on the pencil icon to reach the 'Edit
Attributes' form. Labeling the name is the key attribute for this type
of manipulation but you can also add text to the info/comments fields.
Hopefully this helps!