Release notes

February 10th, 2017


Choose to copy files from a specific File node or from all File nodes on the Data Browser canvas. Learn more about this feature.


We’ve released a new version of the Python bindings for our API, sevenbridges-python 0.7.0, which includes some major updates.

Note that the format for storing your API credentials as well as the location of the configuration file have changed. Please update your configuration file before using the configuration file in your API scripts.

The old configuration file will continue to work if you do not update the API bindings.

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December 19th, 2016

Export and import manifest files

Take advantage of new options, Export metadata manifest and Import metadata manifest, from the drop-down menu of the Files tab within a project, as shown below.

Select Export metadata manifest to export your project files’ metadata as an editable manifest file. Use this manifest file to modify the file metadata. Conversely, use Export metadata manifest from filtered files to export and modify the metadata for a subset of your project files based on the filters you’ve applied.

Select Import metadata manifest to import a manifest file to the Platform and apply the metadata contained in that file to all the files in your project.

Note that a manifest file is formatted as a .CSV file.

Learn more about this feature from our Knowledge Center.

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December 19th, 2016

Seven Bridges Sonar

Seven Bridges Sonar is a novel platform which allows users to rapidly explore and answer questions spanning genomic and phenomic dimensions and learn from data as it accumulates. On Monday, Dec. 19, we are releasing the Advanced Access (AA) version of Sonar. This is a mix of fully-functional software and clickable mocks.

Task Execution: documentation update

Check out our new documentation on advanced methods to optimize analysis cost and execution time. Learn more about the following:

  • Correctly set a tool’s CPU and memory requirements as you create or port tools to the Platform
  • Parallelize critical tools to help the Platform select the right instance for the job as you develop workflows.

Used correctly, these techniques help accelerate your workflows and lower their cost.

Use manifest files to set metadata in the Seven Bridges Uploader

Use a manifest file to upload large batches of files along with their metadata in the Seven Bridges Uploader. This is similar to the functionality already present in the Command Line Uploader. Learn more from our documentation.

Filter by and set custom metadata

Custom metadata fields are visible via the visual interface. You can set the values for these fields from the Files tab of your project or from that individual file’s page. Use these custom metadata fields for filtering alongside of preset fields. Note that you cannot create new metadata fields on the visual interface. However, you can create custom metadata fields using the API.

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