Thanks for the reply.
However, my question was not about building tools.
My question was about building a workflow (using the workflow editor
with existing tools), as a user of galaxy.
Using the workflow editor, when I create a workflow using a tool that
allows a variable number of inputs, it seems that I have to define the
number of inputs during workflow creation and not when I run the
I was just asking if it would be feasible to have a variable number of
inputs (only defined when a running instance of a workflow is created).
It feels to me that the answer is no.
On Mon 05 Mar 2012 05:56:16 PM WET, Jennifer Jackson wrote:
> Hello Daniel,
> Examining existing tools that have multiple/optional inputs can be a
> good way to see how this is done. One example is the tool: "NGS: QC
> and manipulation -> Manipulate FASTQ".
> The 'Manipulate FASTQ' tool source is here:
> The tool tag set is defined in this wiki;
> See <repeat>, <conditional>, and <when> for more details and examples.
> Questions about tools are best sent to the galaxy-...@bx.psu.edu
> mailing list (the galaxy-user list is primarily for questions about
> data/tools usages on the main public instance). I am going to forward
> your question over there so that the development community can add to
> my reply in case they have a simpler way of doing this or other advice.
> Galaxy team
> On 3/5/12 7:32 AM, Daniel Sobral wrote:
>> I wanted to build a workflow where the first step would be a tool that
>> can have a variable number of inputs (e.g. a series).
>> It seems that I need to predefine apriori the number of inputs to give
>> to the tool.
>> Is there a way to define the number of inputs at runtime?
>> E.g. a series-like input?
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