On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 10:13 AM, Siemen Henk Sikkema
<s.h.sikk...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Thanks for the responses! I just got around to trying the solution by Joe
> Cruz. This did the trick for xls files, so that's the good news! The
> slightly less good news is that the same does not hold for xlsx files. Those
> files are pure zip files containing lots of internal xml stuff. Even when
> following the suggested procedure, Galaxy insists that it knows how to
> handle those files: by unpacking them and returning the first file from the
> zip (in this case a pretty useless xml file).
> On a more general note, having to do these tricks can restrict sharing of
> new tools a bit in my opinion. It would be great if there would be an easy
> way to tell Galaxy: "leave files of this type as is, I can handle it" :P
> Siemen

The easiest way is to contribute your new file type to the main
Galaxy repository. They've said if it is reasonably general they're
OK with including more file types.

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