How to handle compressed files when uploading and importing data.
Data importers accept compressed files in these formats: .zip, .gz, .bz, .bzip2, .bz2, .tar, .tgz.
To add compressed data files from your computer to the KBase Narrative, follow the same three-step process for all data files.
- 1.Drag & drop the data file(s) from your computer to the new Import tab to upload them to your Staging Area.
- 2.Choose a format for importing data from your Staging Area into your Narrative.
- 3.Run the Import App that is created.
When files have been uploaded to the Staging Area, compressed files have an outward-facing double arrow icon to the left of the file name.
Click the uncompress icon to the left of the file name to uncompress the compressed/zip uploaded files before clicking the import icon. To ensure this works, the file extension must match the type of packing/compression.
Note that importers will accept compressed files, but not archives, as imports. For instance, you can import a single reads file as reads.fastq.gz or decompress it in the staging area and import reads.fastq; however, if you have a series of files in an archive (e.g. reads1.fastq, reads2.fastq, and reads3.fastq inside all-reads.zip), the archive will first have to be unpacked and then the files can be imported. This applies to both single and bulk imports.