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Importing TSVs that contain arrays

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    Alexander Hsieh

    +1 running into the same issue, would love to know if there's any updates on this as well.

     

    Thanks,

    Alex

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    Sabrina Camp

    I am running into the same issue as well. I would love to see this feature! 

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    Brendan Reardon

    Me three! 

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    Jason

    Hi all,

    Thank you for your feature request. I've logged these requests in our database for the Product team to review. I'll also be bringing this up with the appropriate manager at our next meeting due to the amount of interest. We'll be happy to let you know of any progress made in building this feature!

    Kind regards,

    Jason

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    Chris Whelan

    This fix would be extremely helpful for me and my team as well.

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    Chris Whelan

    Just to expand on the reason why this is important for my team:

    We're trying to figure out ways to automatically create example workspaces in Terra when we deploy a new workflow or workflow version. This keeps us from being able to get the workspace set up the way we'd like it without manually adding or editing values in the UI. 

    We'd like to be able to upload arrays in TSV into both data tables and into the "workspace data" section of the workspace.

    Currently we can upload TSVs into workspace data but we still need to go into the UI to change the data type of array values from "String" to "String List".

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    Samantha (she/her)

    Thanks for the additional context, Chris. I've shared this with our product team to review.

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    Megan Shand

    Hello, 

    Is there any update on this? I'm running into this as well and the workaround I found here of writing a WDL to output an array is fairly cumbersome. 

    Thanks!

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    Samantha (she/her)

    Hi Megan Shand,

    I'll get in touch with our product team and find out about any updates.

    Best,

    Samantha

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    James Emery

    Hello, 

    I recently ran into this issue as well. I spent a bunch of time debugging my WDL because it was not parsing an array correctly and I didn't realize the issue. If there is no ETA on being able to parse TSVs with arrays can there at least be a warning put into the UI somewhere you the TSV is uploaded that alerts you there was a problem you might have to address? 

    (Also would it be possible to expand the textbox width in the "edit row" UI so its easier to expand these out correctly?)

    Thank You,
    James

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    Samantha (she/her)

    Hi all,

    Our team is currently evaluating how we can fit in this feature request. We don't have a firm date yet, but we should know more on whether it is possible in the coming weeks.

    Best,

    Samantha

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