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Tag your files

Overview

You can tag your files with keywords or strings on the Platform to make it easier to identify and organize files you’ve imported from public datasets. The tags will help you visually keep track of files as you import them into your project from the Public Reference Files repository or upload them to the Platform. You can also tag files you copy between projects. These tags allow you to sort and filter files within a project and on the DRAFT task page.

Tag files during upload

Learn more about tagging files as you upload them via the Seven Bridges Uploader, via the command line, or from an FTP or HTTP(S) server.

Add tags when copying files

When you copy files from the Public Reference Files repository, you will be prompted to tag your files as you import them into a project.

To tag your files, first copy them from Public Reference Files to your project:

  1. Select Data from the top navigation bar and click Public Reference Files in the drop-down menu.
  2. In the file picker which appears, click the checkbox next to your desired files to select them, as shown below.
  1. Click Copy, and select your desired project from the drop-down menu.
  1. In the pop-up which appears, check you're copying the correct number of files into your desired project.
  2. If there is a folder structure within the project, select the exact destination (root folder or a subfolder)
  3. Enter one or more tags, separated by commas, into the box. Any previously used tags in your selected project will be autosuggested.
  4. Click Copy to copy the files into your project.

The files will display in the Files tab of your project. Learn more about file tags within a project below.

Manage file tags within a project

To manage file tags within your project, first navigate to your project. From the Files tab of your project, you can:

Add tags for your files

To add tags to files within a project:

  1. Click the checkbox next to your desired files to select them, as shown below.
  1. Click Tags.
  2. In the pop-up box, enter one or more tags separated by comma, tab or enter. Any previously used tags in your selected project will be autosuggested.

When you add tags to files which already have tags, the new tags will have solid background colors in the Tag files pop-up. This is to help you distinguish between old and new tags.

  1. Click Apply to finish tagging.

You have now added tags to your files. In the example below, the TEST tag has been added to all files. The old tags on each file remain attached to the respective files.

Remove tags from your files

To remove tags from files in your project:

  1. Click the checkbox next to your desired files to select them, as shown below.
  1. Click Tags.
  2. In the pop-up box, click the x next to the tags you want to delete.
  1. Click Apply to finish removing tags.

You have now removed tags from your files. In the example below, the TEST tag has been removed from the selected files.

Filtering files by tags within a project

You can filter files by tags within a project from the Files tab.

  1. Navigate to a project and select the Files tab.
  2. Click on Tags: All above the file list.
  3. Select one or more tags from the dropdown list, as shown below:

Files matching your filter are displayed in the files list.

You can also filter by clicking a tag listed below the respective file name. For example, clicking known indels will filter for all files with the known indels tag.

Copying files between projects

When you copy files between projects, you will be prompted to tag your files as you import them into a project.

To copy files between projects:

  1. Navigate to your desired project by selecting Projects from the top navigation bar and clicking View all from the drop-down menu.
  2. Select the project which contains the files you wish to copy.
  3. From the project dashboard, click the Files tab. This will display a list of all the files in your project.
  4. Click the checkbox next to your desired files to select them, as shown below.
  1. Click Copy and select your desired project from the drop-down menu.
  1. In the pop-up box, check you're copying the correct number of files into your desired project.
  2. Enter one or more tags, separated by commas, into the Add tags field. You'll see existing tags for the files, and any previously used tags in your selected project will be autosuggested.
  1. Click Copy to finish importing files into your project.

The files are displayed in the Files tab of your selected project.

Updated 5 months ago

Tag your files


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