Hi Calvin,

The "extension" is really the Galaxy datatype name, so
put "quikrdb" here. The actual filename on disk will be *.dat
once loaded into Galaxy.

More examples, e.g.
https://github.com/peterjc/galaxy_blast/blob/master/datatypes/blast_datatypes/datatypes_conf.xml

Peter

On Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 9:40 PM, Calvin Morrison <mutanttur...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I just want a simple data type for my 'custom' datatype (it's just a trained
> matrix in a specific format generated by my database building tool), so that
> my tools which use this database will only see ones with that format in the
> dropdown select list.
>
> in my datatypes.xml i have this:
>
> <datatype extension="gz" type="galaxy.datatypes.quikrdb"
> mimetype="application/octet-stream" display_in_upload="true" description="A
> database trained with quikr." />
>
> then in my tool xml files i have
>
>
> <outputs>
>   <data name="output" format="quikrdb" />
> </outputs>
>
> which seems to be fine, but my tools which use it still show me all my data,
> not just trained db's
>
> <param name="dbname" type="data" format="quikrdb" label="custom trained
> database"/>
>
> Am i doing something wrong?
>
> Calvin Morrison
>
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