Why Do I Get A Makeblastdb Error: File Does Not Match Input Format Type, Default Input Type Is Fasta
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alok.helix ▴ 120

Hello guys,

After giving the following command I am facing error for the output file being generated. However formatdb was able to accept my FASTA file and I was successfully able to run my blastn on the terminal. Why is this happening?

./makeblastdb -in Consensus_for_BLAST.FASTA -dbtype nucl

Building a new DB, current time: 11/28/2013 17:49:06
New DB name:   Consensus_for_BLAST.FASTA
New DB title:  Consensus_for_BLAST.FASTA
Sequence type: Nucleotide
Keep Linkouts: T
Keep MBits: T
Maximum file size: 1000000000B
BLAST options error: Consensus_for_BLAST.FASTA does not match input format type, default input type is FASTA
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please post what head Consensus_for_BLAST.FASTA shows..

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Thank you, for showing interest in this post, but luckily the error has been sorted!!!

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I am getting the same error here

Building a new DB, current time: 01/19/2015 23:41:46
New DB name:   prot1
New DB title:  prot.fasta
Sequence type: Protein
Keep Linkouts: T
Keep MBits: T
Maximum file size: 1000000000B
BLAST options error: prot.fasta does not match input format type, default input type is FASTA

How did you sort it out?

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Can you post your input file?

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Thank you, for showing interest in this post, but luckily the error has been sorted!!!

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It would be nice if you tell others what was the problem.

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