If Galaxy just sorted these files alphabetically before display/import
would that fix your problem? Or do your users need to be able to
modify the order?

-John

On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 9:19 AM, Ulf Schaefer <ulf.schae...@phe.gov.uk> wrote:
> Dear all
>
> Is there a way to sort the list of files that a user has uploaded via
> FTP? Currently they appear on the form of the tool 'Upload File' in
> random order it seems. There is not much documentation on the <param
> type="ftpfile" /> tag unfortunately.
>
> If the user just selects all files they end up in his/her history in the
> same random order, which causes a slight inconvenience when using these
> files as paired multiple input for a workflow.
>
> The obvious work-around is to put the files into the history one pair at
> a time, but this becomes a bit onerous for larger number of files.
>
> Thanks a lot for your help.
>
> Cheers
> Ulf
>
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