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SortSam is failing due to Error Parsing SAM file: ("Tag of type i should have signed decimal value")

claudiadastclaudiadast Member
edited August 2018 in Ask the GATK team

I am attempting doing variant-calling on a genomic sample, however it failed at the SortSam step due to the following:

Exception in thread "main" htsjdk.samtools.SAMFormatException: Error parsing text SAM file. Tag of type i should have signed decimal value; File HBCC-DNA-CER-13309.sam; Line 124767604

Line: E00218:353:HC32YALXX:5:2212:7395:55227    83  chr20   27310902    0   151M    =   27310664    -389    GAGCGCTTTCAGGACGACGGTGAAAATGGAAATATCTTCCAAGAAAATCTGGATAGAAGCAATGTCAGAAACTTTTCTGTGATGGATCTACTCAGCTAACAGAGTTGAACCTTTCTTTTGAGAGAGCAGTTTTGCAACACTCTTTTTGTGG ?=<7>@@@[email protected]>>>9>>9>>>>???>>>6??>?=>??>>>??>???>>>>===>>=>>==>=====>=>>=>>>>=>==========>>=>==>=>>>==>=>=>=<>===>>=>=>=<==<=<==<==>=>===>===>=>>>>??=><> NM:i:1  MD:Z:50A100 AS:i

The SAM file was generated using BWA MEM.

I am unfamiliar with this issue. How do I resolve it?

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