Hi Peter,

thanks for raising this important topic.

I think the following trello card has a similar idea and a patch
attached.

https://trello.com/c/JnhOEqow

It would be great if we can simplify the naming of datasets, especially
if you run a workflow with several input, you would like to keep the
input name through the whole workflow to the end.

Cheers,
Bjoern

> Hi all,
> 
> I'd like to change the output dataset labelling in Galaxy file format
> conversion tools.
> 
> e.g. If the input is history entry 1 (e.g "My Genes") then the output
> from tabular_to_fasta.xml is currently named "FASTA-to-Tabular on data
> 1".
> I would prefer this was "FASTA-to-Tabular on data My Genes" or better
> "My Genes (as tabular)".
> 
> I've just done this for my BLAST XML to tabular tool, using the
> .display_name trick:
> https://github.com/peterjc/galaxy_blast/commit/31e31c4b5deadd60828ce6e6a381a5f90357393d
> 
> Would a pull request doing this to the built-in conversion tools be
> favourably received?
> 
> Alternatively, would it be preferable to simply reused the input
> dataset's name unchanged for simple format conversion tools (without
> text about the conversion)?
> 
> Related to this, would people prefer if the $on_string in the case of
> a single input file was the input file's name (e.g. "My Genes") rather
> than "data 1"? (When there are multiple input files, $on_string needs
> to be kept short).
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Peter
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