We have some tools that wrap an in-house program which generates an
Excel spreadsheet as one of its outputs, and wanted Galaxy to associate
the correct mime type so that the user's browser knows how to handle it
The advice on the wiki at
appears to be out of date, so instead as a workaround I've edited
datatypes_conf.xml and replaced the existing "xls" type:
<datatype extension="xls" type="galaxy.datatypes.data:Data"
This seems to work (in that clicking the eye icon now givens me a
download dialogue rather than a server error message). However I'm
- Would type="galaxy.datatypes.binary:Binary" be a better choice?
- What are the consequences of replacing the original "xls" datatype?
- More generally, is there a way to keep the locally defined datatypes
separate from the main
Thanks for any advice or comments (& apologies if I've missed anything
obvious on the list or on the wiki)
Best wishes, Peter
Peter Briggs peter.bri...@manchester.ac.uk
Bioinformatics Core Facility University of Manchester
B.1083 Michael Smith Bldg Tel: (0161) 2751482
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