The specification does not mention zip, gzip or bz2 [1] and
I am pretty confident, that it does not in addition compresses
its content with zip etc..
It starts with a header "SQLite format 3\000" 
which is visible in my file with less.



On Dec 7, 2012, at 3:50 PM, John Chilton wrote:

> Hi Ido,
> Is .sqlite a common compressed file type (i.e. zip, gzip, or bz2) just
> with a different extension?
> If it is, I think is always going to try to decompress it.
> That that has long been a behavior I would like to be able to disable
> on a per file type basis. If this is the problem and the galaxy team
> agrees to accept a patch for address the issue, I would be happy to
> try to implement the fix.
> -John
> On Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 8:39 AM, Ido Tamir <> wrote:
>> from
>> I thought that adding subclass="True" in datatypes_conf.xml would be enough 
>> to register my new
>> type, but it seems like I stil have to add an entry in for it to 
>> be recognized. But its still corrupted.
>> thank you very much,
>> ido
>> ------
>> Tool: Upload File
>> Name:   hg19.sqlite
>> Created:        Dec 07, 2012
>> Filesize:       11.1 MB
>> Dbkey:  hg19
>> Format: sqlite

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