The Seven Bridges Knowledge Center

The Seven Bridges Platform is a simple solution for doing bioinformatics at industrial scale. But sometimes, everyone needs a little help.

Get Started

Copying files between projects

Instead of copying individual files, which will make one API call per file, we recommend using a bulk API call. This way you can copy up to 100 files with a single API call.

Not optimized for rate limit

Copying individual files requires two API calls for each file: one to find the file by name, and another one to copy it. We recommend using the bulk API call instead.

for name in source_file_names:
    f = api.files.query(project=src_project, names=[name])[0]

Optimized for rate limit

Using a bulk API call you can copy up to 100 files.

def bulk_copy_files(files_to_copy, target_project):
    "Copies files in batches of size 100"
    final_responses = {}
    for i in range(0, len(files_to_copy), 100):
        files = [f for f in files_to_copy[i:i + 100]]
        responses = api.actions.bulk_copy_files(files,
        for fileid, response in responses.items():
            if response['status'] != 'OK':
                raise Exception(
                    "Error copying {}: {}".format(fileid, response)
    return final_responses
files_to_copy = list(
responses = bulk_copy_files(files_to_copy, target_project)

Updated about a year ago

Copying files between projects

Suggested Edits are limited on API Reference Pages

You can only suggest edits to Markdown body content, but not to the API spec.