Copy a dataset between histories

Sometimes you may want to use a dataset in multiple histories. You do not need to re-upload the data, but you can copy datasets from one history to another.

There 3 ways to copy datasets between histories

  1. From the original history

    1. Click on the galaxy-gear icon (History options) on the top of the history panel
    2. Click on Copy Dataset
    3. Select the desired files

    4. Give a relevant name to the “New history”

    5. Click on the new history name in the green box that have just appear to switch to this history
  2. From the galaxy-columns View all histories

    1. Click on galaxy-columns View all histories on the top right
    2. Switch to the history in which the dataset should be copied
    3. Drag the dataset to copy from its original history
    4. Drop it in the target history
  3. From the target history

    1. Click on User in the top bar
    2. Click on Datasets
    3. Search for the dataset to copy
    4. Click on it
    5. Click on Copy to History
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