{"title":"Release note 12.06.21","slug":"release-note-120621","body":"## Metadata editing using manifest files just got easier \n\nCAVATICA provides the capability to modify metadata for multiple files in a project by using the **Export metadata manifest** and **Edit metadata with manifest** options in the File Browser. This release brings some major improvements to this feature:\n* Support for different manifest file formats. Besides CSV, we have added support for the TSV file format.\n* Use either file name or ID to identify a file. Files whose metadata is being edited can be specified using only file ID or file name (along with path) in the manifest file used with the **Edit metadata with manifest** option.\n* Support for folders. The name column can contain file path within the project (along with the file name) if the file is in a folder instead of the project root.\n* Better file naming and placement. A manifest file generated using the **Export metadata manifest** action is named in a user-friendly manner, in the **manifest__YYYYMMDD_HHMMSS** format. Also, an exported manifest file is generated in the project and made available as any other CAVATICA file, meaning it can be downloaded, copied into another project, used in a task, etc.\n* Added file size info. Manifest files exported via the **Export metadata manifest** option now contain file size information.\n* Handling of non-standard characters. It is possible to have a comma or tab (or any other character) in a manifest file used with the **Edit metadata with manifest** option. Similarly, these characters will be properly formatted in a manifest file generated by the **Export metadata manifest** action.\n\nLearn more:\n* [Edit metadata using the visual interface](doc:edit-metadata-using-the-visual-interface)\n* [Metadata manifest file format](doc:format-of-a-manifest-file)\n\n## Recently published apps\n\nWe have just published and upgraded versions (from 2.17 to 2.22) of **minimap2**, a sequence alignment program that aligns DNA or mRNA sequences against a reference database, and **minimap2 build index**, a reference indexer for **minimap2** aligner. \n\nThis week’s publishing streak also includes **METAL**, a tool for meta-analysis genome-wide association scans. **METAL** can combine either (a) test statistics and standard errors or (b) p-values across studies (taking sample size and direction of effect into account). A **METAL** analysis is a convenient alternative to a direct analysis of merged data from multiple studies.","_id":"61ae27cc27478500105315ac","changelog":[],"createdAt":"2021-12-06T15:10:04.961Z","user":{"name":"Marko Marinkovic","username":"","_id":"5767bc73bb15f40e00a28777"},"initVersion":{"version":"1.0","_id":"5773dcfc255e820e00e1cd50"},"project":"5773dcfc255e820e00e1cd4d","__v":0}

Release note 12.06.21


## Metadata editing using manifest files just got easier  CAVATICA provides the capability to modify metadata for multiple files in a project by using the **Export metadata manifest** and **Edit metadata with manifest** options in the File Browser. This release brings some major improvements to this feature: * Support for different manifest file formats. Besides CSV, we have added support for the TSV file format. * Use either file name or ID to identify a file. Files whose metadata is being edited can be specified using only file ID or file name (along with path) in the manifest file used with the **Edit metadata with manifest** option. * Support for folders. The name column can contain file path within the project (along with the file name) if the file is in a folder instead of the project root. * Better file naming and placement. A manifest file generated using the **Export metadata manifest** action is named in a user-friendly manner, in the **manifest__YYYYMMDD_HHMMSS** format. Also, an exported manifest file is generated in the project and made available as any other CAVATICA file, meaning it can be downloaded, copied into another project, used in a task, etc. * Added file size info. Manifest files exported via the **Export metadata manifest** option now contain file size information. * Handling of non-standard characters. It is possible to have a comma or tab (or any other character) in a manifest file used with the **Edit metadata with manifest** option. Similarly, these characters will be properly formatted in a manifest file generated by the **Export metadata manifest** action. Learn more: * [Edit metadata using the visual interface](doc:edit-metadata-using-the-visual-interface) * [Metadata manifest file format](doc:format-of-a-manifest-file) ## Recently published apps We have just published and upgraded versions (from 2.17 to 2.22) of **minimap2**, a sequence alignment program that aligns DNA or mRNA sequences against a reference database, and **minimap2 build index**, a reference indexer for **minimap2** aligner.  This week’s publishing streak also includes **METAL**, a tool for meta-analysis genome-wide association scans. **METAL** can combine either (a) test statistics and standard errors or (b) p-values across studies (taking sample size and direction of effect into account). A **METAL** analysis is a convenient alternative to a direct analysis of merged data from multiple studies.