A single metadata file that describes the data files contained is required for the load. See the metadata section: Metadata
Data files can be given individually or together as a compressed tar archive file (ending in .tar.gz, also known as a "tarball").
Valid combinations of input files include:
- tarball of metadata file and data file(s)
- metadata file and tarball of data file(s)
- separate metadata file and data files
Note: tarballs must not contain subdirectories.
The interface allows you to select and retrieve data files located at:
- The iPlant Data Store
- An FTP server
- Your computer (Upload)
For supported genome data file formats, see LoadGenome.
For supported experiment data file formats, see LoadExperiment.