On 20 sep 2011, at 13.12, Tim Carver wrote:

> Hi Feifei
> 
> It seems that we can not guarantee the order. Although I did try label and
> accession_id on a feature and the order did remain label, accession_id
> between saving out to separate files. Were you adding new features or
> annotations on features?

I tried changing the the feature, as well as changing nothing.
I have a quite long list of tags in the attributes, maybe that made the 
difference? 
If artemis does not guarantee the order, then I can only hope that my gff3 file 
stays the order it has now...

> 
> Artemis does an auto-save once changes are made. It will backup a file as
> #filename.gff# unless you use save it out manually from the File menu.
Got it!

Thanks!

> 
> Regards
> Tim
> 
> On 9/20/11 7:42 AM, "Feifei Xu" <feifei...@ebc.uu.se> wrote:
> 
>> Yes. I am using the gff3 file as the base for manual annotation. I am keeping
>> it versioned to keep track of what has been changed. So if there is no way to
>> retain the order of attributes, it's just killing the the version system.
>> 
>> So far I managed to retain the order by changing "accession_id" to something
>> else. But it would be good to know how Artemis saves gff3 files. I need to
>> know if the order will always be retained, or it's just purely random?
>> 
>> BTW, is there any way to auto save the gff3 file in artemis?
>> 
>> Thanks!
>> Feifei
>> 
>> On 19 sep 2011, at 18.01, Scott Cain wrote:
>> 
>>> Hi Feifei,
>>> 
>>> Is there a reason you want to retain order?  The order of attributes
>>> should not matter.
>>> 
>>> Scott
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 11:11 AM, Feifei Xu <feifei...@ebc.uu.se> wrote:
>>>> Hi!
>>>> 
>>>> Is there any way to conserve the order of the attributes (column 9) in gff3
>>>> file?
>>>> 
>>>> The problem I have now is between the two tags "label" and "accession_id".
>>>> If I load a version (v1) of gff3 file with "label" before "accession_id",
>>>> then it will be saved into a new version (v2) of gff3 file with
>>>> "accession_id" before "label".  When I thought that I can live with the
>>>> order in v2, and tried to save v2 into yet another version (v3), then the
>>>> order changed back to  "label" before "accession_id".
>>>> 
>>>> It would be great if there is any way to fix the order. I will also try to
>>>> change the tags, see if that will do.
>>>> 
>>>> Thanks!
>>>> 
>>>> Feifei
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>>> 
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