Most times I need a user supplied label substring. I'm not sure how
else to conditionally set a string to a predetermined value other than
with boolean true/false strings or select parameter values.

One even more ugly option is to use a (strictly speaking now
deprecated) post job exec hook to change the output dataset name based
on some logic - but if the boolean works, I'd recommend moving on :)

On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 7:56 AM, Nikhil Joshi <najo...@ucdavis.edu> wrote:
> Hi Ross,
>
> Yes, I did try that... but what I want is string parameter that changes
> based on whether or not you've checked a checkbox (or a way to change the
> label of the output based on whether or not the checkbox was checked).  So
> my idea below did work, but it seems like a hack.  Which is why I was
> wondering if there was a better way.
>
> - Nik.
>
> On Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 2:55 AM, Ross <ross.laza...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> >> On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 6:34 AM, SHAUN WEBB <swe...@staffmail.ed.ac.uk>
>> >> wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>> I meant to say label="${input}" or label="${input.value}.
>> >>>
>>
>> Nikhil, did you try as Shaun and others have suggested? Any available
>> string parameter can be used in a label as far as I can tell.
>>
>> This is a common idiom - ask for a string ('title') to describe the
>> job/output for posterity, then in an output:
>>
>> <data format="foo" name="output1" metadata_source="input1"
>> label="${title}.myext"/>
>>
>> There's even a built in ${on_string} if you just want the file name
>> plus some history ids?
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 6:54 PM, Nikhil Joshi <najo...@ucdavis.edu> wrote:
>> > It looks like the Cheetah syntax only is parsed within the <command>
>> > tags.... so I figured out a way to do it... but it seems hackish.  I
>> > basically changed the string values of truevalue and falsevalue within
>> > the
>> > parameter to be an English sentence that would become the label for the
>> > output.  I.e., in the input section:
>> >
>> > <param name="filter_reads" type="boolean" truevalue="Filtered Reads
>> > Fasta"
>> > falsevalue="Unfiltered Reads Fasta" label="Filter reads?"/>
>> >
>> > and in the output section:
>> >
>> > <data format="fasta" name="output_fasta" label="$filter_reads"/>
>> >
>> > This seems wrong to do, but it does work.  If anyone has a better
>> > method,
>> > please let me know!
>> >
>> > - Nik.
>> >
>> > On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 2:36 PM, Nikhil Joshi <najo...@ucdavis.edu>
>> > wrote:
>> >>
>> >> It's actually a boolean checkbox..... so I basically want the label to
>> >> change based upon whether or not the checkbox is checked.  Is there any
>> >> way
>> >> to do that?  Again, I've tried using the Cheetah syntax to do the #if
>> >> #end
>> >> inside the <output> tags.... but that didn't work.
>> >>
>> >> - Nik.
>> >>
>> >> On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 6:34 AM, SHAUN WEBB <swe...@staffmail.ed.ac.uk>
>> >> wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>> I meant to say label="${input}" or label="${input.value}.
>> >>>
>> >>> If it's a select field then you can change the option values to the
>> >>> text
>> >>> you want to add to your output label.
>> >>>
>> >>> Shaun
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>> Quoting Kanwei Li <kan...@gmail.com> on Wed, 24 Aug 2011 20:34:57
>> >>> -0400:
>> >>>
>> >>>> Hi Nikhil,
>> >>>>
>> >>>> The tool templates are Cheetah templates, so you can do things like:
>> >>>>
>> >>>> <outputs>
>> >>>> %if param == True:
>> >>>>   <data format="txt" name="blah" label="Label1" />
>> >>>> %else
>> >>>>  <data format="txt" name="blah" label="Label2" />
>> >>>> %endif
>> >>>> </outputs>
>> >>>>
>> >>>> Thanks,
>> >>>>
>> >>>> K
>> >>>>
>> >>>> On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 8:24 PM, Nikhil Joshi <najo...@ucdavis.edu>
>> >>>> wrote:
>> >>>>
>> >>>>> Hi all,
>> >>>>>
>> >>>>> Is there a way to set the label of the output based on the input
>> >>>>> parameters?  Perhaps by using the <action> tag?  Basically, I want
>> >>>>> the
>> >>>>> output label to be different if the user sets a particular parameter
>> >>>>> to
>> >>>>> be
>> >>>>> true.
>> >>>>>
>> >
>
>



-- 
Ross Lazarus MBBS MPH;
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School;
Director of Bioinformatics, Channing Lab; Tel: +1 617 505 4850;
Head, Medical Bioinformatics, BakerIDI; Tel: +61 385321444;

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