Dear Peter,

Thank you for your help. I have used the blastp.loc file and renamed it and 
altered it in order to keep the same format as in the previous tool. Also I 
used the same ordering from blastp tool (i.e. 0=value 1=name 2=path). 
Nevertheless when I run my tool I get the error:

Error: Failed to open txt file test_17_Sep_2012 for reading.


I have used chmod 777 for my file but the issue still persists. Can you help me 
please? What could be the problem.

Thank you in advance,
Makis Ladoukakis

> Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2012 13:30:34 +0100
> Subject: Re: [galaxy-dev] Choosing between pre-existing file or user-defined 
> file as tool input
> From: p.j.a.c...@googlemail.com
> To: makis4e...@hotmail.com
> CC: galaxy-dev@lists.bx.psu.edu
> 
> On Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 1:21 PM, Makis Ladoukakis
> <makis4e...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I am building a new tool for Galaxy and I would like for it to have an
> > option for the user to choose his file for input or to use a pre-installed
> > file on the server (in a specific path not defined by the user). Can anyone
> > tell me which is the right parameter type to use in the configuration file?
> >
> > Thank  you in advance,
> > Makis Ladoukakis
> 
> The *.loc file mechanism might be a good choice. The BLAST+
> wrapper do this to offer you a choice of your own database file
> from the history, or a system provided database like NR. The
> associated *.loc file is a simple tabular file of available BLAST
> databases, and must be filled in by the local Galaxy administrator.
> 
> Peter
                                          
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