Viewing and Managing Data¶
The Discovery Environment allows you to access, view, and manage your files in the CyVerse Data Store. You can upload smaller files, but for large files or large number of files, we recommend faster methods such as Cyberduck. See the Cyberduck page in our Data Store Guide to get started with Cyberduck.
Preview a File and View Metadata in Discovery Environment¶
In the DE you can preview many file types include images and plain- or delimited-text files. The DE also allows you to associate your data with metadata.
If necessary, login to the https://de.cyverse.org/de/.
Click on Data to open the Data Window.
View a sample fastq file; place the following path in the ‘Viewing’ field of the data window:
Preview sample.fastq by clicking on the file name.
You can preview even large files (like fastq files) in the Discovery Environment. Large files will be viewed across several pages. Delimited files (tab, comma, etc.) will be formatted and are sortable.
Select sample.fastq and click on the Metadata menu and select Edit/View Metadata
You can apply one of several metadata templates to your datasets, or use your own. Applying metadata to your datasets makes them more easily searchable, and also prepares them for publication (e.g. to NCBI databases such as the Short Read Archive (SRA)).