One of my colleagues is having trouble developing a peculiar tool: it
has no inputs. This makes sense in our local context - it fetches some
constantly updating remote data for the current user - but implementing
it has escaped our skill. Galaxy complains about a tool with no params
(i.e. an empty <inputs>). It complains about a tool with no <inputs>
tag. Hidden input fields don't seem to work (i.e. looks like I'm getting
the cached value of the form).


It is admittedly a fairly niche use-case and we could put in a dummy
field and simply not use it, but that seems inelegant. Any suggestions?



Paul Agapow (

Bioinformatics, Centre for Infections, Health Protection Agency


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