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FilterSAMReads ReadID pattern in Read_LIST_FILE

bavcibavci Member
edited February 2018 in Ask the GATK team


I am running FilterSamReads in picardtools with the following command:

java -jar /bioinf/software/picard/picard-1.133/picard.jar FilterSamReads I=20100518_vs_20100518_Bin_42_1-contigs.fa.sorted.bam O=20100518_Bin42_1_unique_reads.bam READ_LIST_FILE=Read_ID.txt FILTER=includeReadList

picard.sam.FilterSamReads INPUT=20100518_vs_20100518_Bin_42_1-contigs.fa.sorted.bam FILTER=includeReadList [OUTPUT SAM/BAM will contain reads that are supplied in the READ_LIST_FILE file] READ_LIST_FILE=Read_ID.txt OUTPUT=20100518_Bin42_1_unique_reads.bam WRITE_READS_FILES=true VERBOSITY=INFO QUIET=false VALIDATION_STRINGENCY=STRICT COMPRESSION_LEVEL=5 MAX_RECORDS_IN_RAM=500000 CREATE_INDEX=false CREATE_MD5_FILE=false GA4GH_CLIENT_SECRETS=client_secrets.json
Executing as [email protected] on Linux 3.0.101-0.35-default amd64; Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM 1.6.0_30-b12; Picard version: 1.133(95818b6e611725775e29d3b4acbaa23747eb3e94_1433169311) IntelDeflater
INFO 2018-02-07 17:23:56 FilterSamReads Filtering [presorted=true] 20100518_vs_20100518_Bin_42_1-contigs.fa.sorted.bam -> OUTPUT=20100518_Bin42_1_unique_reads.bam [sortorder=coordinate]
INFO 2018-02-07 17:23:56 FilterSamReads 0 SAMRecords written to 20100518_Bin42_1_unique_reads.bam
picard.sam.FilterSamReads done. Elapsed time: 0.13 minutes.

but my output .bam file is empty. As far as I figure out, the readIDs in the read list file could not be detected.

In the read list file, I have the read IDs in the following pattern:

Picard gave another output file with *.reads extension. It contains the all read IDs in the input file and the pattern in this file is:
HISEQ04:245:C21W7ACXX:5:2307:9359:64216 1:N:0:CTTGTA BH:ok 2/2 149b aligned read.

My question is the following: what is the correct read ID pattern which should be provided in read list file?

Thanks in advance for your help!




  • SheilaSheila Broad InstituteMember, Broadie ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi Burak,

    Can you try with the latest version of Picard? How do you know the read ID pattern is incorrect? Was there an error message or part of the log output that stated that?
    Can you also try validating your input BAM file with ValidateSamFile?


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