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IRIDA Import Tool for Galaxy

This is a Galaxy tool that imports sequence data from IRIDA to Galaxy.

Install Instructions:

Initial Instructions

This tool can be installed manually, or it can be archived to be added to Galaxy via a toolshed by running make_tool_tarball.sh In both cases, a tool configuration file will need to be modified, and galaxy.ini may need to be modified.

If you are installing from a toolshed, note that because of how Galaxy uses virtualenv, the tool may attempt to use the wrong versions of libraries. To fix this, change the line in the env.sh that Galaxy creates for the tool that reads something like:

PYTHONPATH=/home/someuser/shed/irida-galaxy-importer/1.3.0/someuser/irida_export_tool/5d2cb354d0f9/venv/lib/python2.7/site-packages:$PYTHONPATH; export PYTHONPATH 

to read:



The BioBlend and Requests-OAuthlib libraries are required. The tool will install them if it is being installed from a toolshed. They can be manually installed by:

pip install bioblend requests-oauthlib

You may need to also install the Python and YAML development libraries. On Ubuntu, you can install them with:

sudo apt-get install python-dev libyaml-dev

If you are using Python 2.6, argparse must be installed too. If you are not installing from a toolshed invoke:

pip install argparse

Tool Installation and Galaxy Configuration:

If the tool is not being added from a toolshed, place the git repository's irida_import folder into $GALAXY_ROOT/tools/ Then add an entry for irida_import.xml to $GALAXY_ROOT/config/tool_conf.xml to the "Get Data" section:

<tool file="irida_import/irida_import.xml" />

Modify the following lines in galaxy.ini:

library_import_dir = /
allow_library_path_paste = True

Configuring the Tool:

WARNING: The tool is currently set to ALLOW unsecured connections to IRIDA. This option MUST be disabled if the tool will be used over the internet. Set os.environ['OAUTHLIB_INSECURE_TRANSPORT'] to 0 in irida_import.py to disable it, or delete that line.

Note: It is not neccessary to do any of the steps in this subsection in order to run the tests.

The tool reads configuration information from config.ini. There is a sample configuration file, config.ini.sample.

The location at which the tool expects to find the IRIDA server can be changed by modifying the following line in the configuration file:

irida_url: http://localhost:8080

The administrator API key, and the URL of the Galaxy web server must be defined. Change the values for admin_key and galaxy_url appropriately. Instructions for obtaining an API key can be found in the Galaxy documentation.

Modify client_id and client_secret to values belonging to an IRIDA client. To find out how to create or view an IRIDA client, consult the IRIDA documentation. The client must have read scope--auto approval is recomended though not required.

It is also possible to configure the folders in which sample files and reference data are stored, and the endpoints at which the tool expects to access IRIDA resources.

Final Configuration:

The tool must be run once with the --config option to configure the tool XML file (python irida_import.py --config). Then Galaxy must be restarted if it has not been configured to monitor tools for changes. The tool will fail to export files if Galaxy is not restarted or configured to monitor for changes.


Running the Tests:

To run the tests, pytest is required. It can be installed by:

pip install -U pytest

The Mock library, pytest-mock, subprocess32, and Splinter must be installed as well:

pip install -U mock pytest-mock subprocess32 splinter

Requests 2.6.2 causes the test setup to fail while uploading sequence files to IRIDA. Use Requests 2.6.0 instead:

pip install requests==2.6.0 requests-oauthlib==0.4.2

MySQL must be configured to grant all privileges to the user test with password test for the databases irida_test, and external_galaxy_test:

echo "grant all privileges on irida_test.* to 'test'@'localhost' identified by 'test';" | mysql -u root -p
echo "grant all privileges on external_galaxy_test.* to 'test'@'localhost' identified by 'test';" | mysql -u root -p

Then to run the tests, navigate to $GALAXY_ROOT/tools/irida_import/ and invoke:


To monitor test progress, for example to monitor the installation and configuration process for the integration tests, use pytest -s.

To run only the unit or integration tests, use pytest -m unit or pytest -m integration respectively.

Generating Code Coverage Reports:

First install pytest-cov:

pip install pytest-cov

Then, to generate a html line by line code coverage report for a file--for example for irida_import.py--navigate to $GALAXY_ROOT/tools/irida_import and then invoke:

py.test --cov=irida_import.py --cov-report=html