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.

Peter
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