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This script exports, downloads, and saves a mapping file that is stored remotely. Currently, the only type of remote mapping file that is supported is a Google Spreadsheet, though other methods of remote storage may be supported in the future.
For more information and examples pertaining to this script and remote mapping files in general, please refer to the accompanying tutorial, which can be found at http://qiime.org/tutorials/remote_mapping_files.html.
Usage: load_remote_mapping_file.py [options]
The script outputs a single file, which is the metadata mapping file obtained from the remote location (in QIIME-compatible format).
Load mapping file from Google Spreadsheet:
The following command exports and downloads a QIIME metadata mapping file from a Google Spreadsheet, using the data found in the first worksheet of the spreadsheet.
load_remote_mapping_file.py -k 0AnzomiBiZW0ddDVrdENlNG5lTWpBTm5kNjRGbjVpQmc -o example1_map.txt
Load specific worksheet:
The following command exports from a worksheet named ‘Fasting_Map’.
load_remote_mapping_file.py -k 0AnzomiBiZW0ddDVrdENlNG5lTWpBTm5kNjRGbjVpQmc -w Fasting_Map -o example2_map.txt