> Is there now a better way to import files that are actually already in galaxy?

Not right now. The issue is that these files are part of a composite datatype, 
and there's not currently a way to extract files from a composite datatype and 
create Galaxy datasets for each. 

One potential solution is to transition this tool wrapper to produce a variable 
number of output files using this approach:

http://wiki.galaxyproject.org/Admin/Tools/Multiple%20Output%20Files#Number_of_Output_datasets_cannot_be_determined_until_tool_run

Another is to extend the language constructs in a tool definition to make it 
possible to use logical expressions (e.g. 3 * $inputs.length) to create a 
certain number of output datasets.

> Is there a trello card for this?

Not that I can find, but one could be useful.

J.

> 
> It would save our users a lot of time and nerves to be able to do this.
> 
> thank you very much,
> ido
> 
> 
> 
> On Mar 21, 2013, at 6:01 AM, Jennifer Jackson <j...@bx.psu.edu> wrote:
> 
>> Hi Ann,
>> 
>> For just using the UI interface, I know of only one method (there may be 
>> others):
>> 
>> 1 - click on the "eye" icon to view the HTML barcode splitter output table
>> 2 - then for each individual file
>>  a - right click to capture the "Copy Link Location" URL of the file
>>  b - go to the tool "Get Data -> Upload File" and paste that URL into the " 
>> URL/Text:" box
>>  c - make other settings, like file format or database assignment
>>  d - submit and the data will load as a dataset
>> 
>> If there is a better way, we'll post an update. 
>> Meanwhile, I hope this is helpful!
>> 
>> Jen
>> Galaxy team
>> 
>> 
>> On 3/20/13 4:15 PM, Ann Holtz-Morris, M.S. wrote:
>>> HI,
>>> I’m trying to use the output files from barcode splitter. I know that the 
>>> command line as some wrappers made that take the output files and puts them 
>>> in the history.  Is there anything similar for output files but for us 
>>> biologists who don’t do command line? J
>>> 
>>> Thanks,
>>> Ann
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