Question: Using flowcell name as file name for FASTQ file
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9 months ago by
Ric280 wrote:

I have two folders and each of them contain the same file names.

ls -1

Is there a way to extract from each dataset the flowcell name and use it as unique filename?

Thank you in advance.

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ADD COMMENTlink written 9 months ago by Ric280
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9 months ago by
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genomax71k wrote:

If you look inside the files then you should see headers that look something like


The flowcell serial is embedded in the header (e.g. FC706VJhere). Problem with using that for file names is all samples would have the same name unless you cat it to sample id with something like Sample_01_FC706VJ

ADD COMMENTlink written 9 months ago by genomax71k

Thank you, is there a script for it?

ADD REPLYlink modified 9 months ago • written 9 months ago by Ric280

You can use standard unix tools (such as cut, awk, tr, grep, etc) or non-standard ones (e.g.,bioawk) to extract metadata from your fastqs. Like genomax said, you'd need to extract some other identifier(s) in order to make your filenames unique.

ADD REPLYlink written 8 months ago by brendes20
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