Welcome, @hannah413 and thanks for reporting the problem.
There are two versions of the “Cut” tool on Galaxy Main https://usegalaxy.org.
One is the original, the other is updated with a bit more built-in functionality.
Would you please click on the re-run button for the dataset that did not order the columns correctly, then copy/paste the entire tool name back here (the complete name that includes the version number)? This is at the very top of the form.
I’ll test it out and get back to you early next week, probably Monday. Could be a bug or a usage problem. Let’s see if I can reproduce it, then follow-up from there.
Meanwhile, if you are in a rush, try using the other version.
- Original tool version
**Cut** columns from a table (Galaxy Version 1.0.2)
- Alternate version
Cut columns from a table (cut) (Galaxy Version 1.1.0)
The first (original) version was specifically designed to re-arrange columns. I’m not sure about the other, have not used it since we upgraded to the latest tool version and Galaxy release for this type of purpose, and the help on that tool form does not include column re-arrangement examples.
I’d be somewhat surprised if the first version doesn’t work correctly – was one of our original tools (created 12+ years ago) so if buggy would be a priority fix.
The second is from the IUC – if there is a problem with the intended functionality, they will definitely appreciate the feedback and also likely address the usage/result optimization going forward if there is something “off” (I’ll make the report/request part of that as needed).
Ideally, both should work the same at the most basic level, eg: cutting columns out based on user-specified parameters.
Thanks for reporting the issue!