Sure, automated data import and workflow execution is certainly possible. In addition to the documentation there are several example scripts in the /scripts/api directory of your galaxy install. In particular, for your use case, you may want to have a look at example_watch_folder.py. This script watches a specified folder for any new files, uploads them to a galaxy data library, and then triggers the execution of a predefined workflow on the data. I wouldn't implement your pipeline exactly like in that script, but it's designed to illustrate a few specific examples without being overly complicated.
-Dannon On Feb 3, 2013, at 10:22 AM, mark.r...@syngenta.com wrote: > Hey Dannon > > Thanks, the web page I was finding earlier was mostly just an outline. This > is much better. At this point I'm just interested in learning what general > capabilities the API can provide. I'm sure after I read this and think more > about it I'll have questions. One thing I am thinking about is what role the > API might play in automatically analyzing data coming off an Illumina MiSeq. > This would seem to be attractive in that it might proceed in a timely way, > offer the possibility of a greater variety of analyses than come onboard the > MiSeq, and place the results in a history that might readily be shared with > multiple users. Does this seem possible? Do you know of anyone doing this > now? > > Thanks again for your help > > Mark > > -----Original Message----- > From: Dannon Baker [mailto:dannonba...@me.com] > Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2013 10:57 PM > To: Rose Mark USRE > Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: [galaxy-dev] galaxy api documentation > > Mark, > > There's documentation currently available here: > https://galaxy-dist.readthedocs.org/en/latest/lib/galaxy.webapps.galaxy.api.html > > Is there anything else in particular you're looking for? > > -Dannon > > > On Feb 2, 2013, at 9:15 PM, mark.r...@syngenta.com wrote: > >> Hi All >> >> When is it anticipated that the documentation for the API will be available? >> >> Thanks >> >> Mark >> >> >> This message may contain confidential information. If you are not the >> designated recipient, please notify the sender immediately, and delete >> the original and any copies. Any use of the message by you is >> prohibited. >> ___________________________________________________________ >> Please keep all replies on the list by using "reply all" >> in your mail client. To manage your subscriptions to this and other >> Galaxy lists, please use the interface at: >> >> http://lists.bx.psu.edu/ > > > > > > This message may contain confidential information. If you are not the > designated recipient, please notify the sender immediately, and delete the > original and any copies. Any use of the message by you is prohibited. > ___________________________________________________________ Please keep all replies on the list by using "reply all" in your mail client. To manage your subscriptions to this and other Galaxy lists, please use the interface at: http://lists.bx.psu.edu/