What does an error message mean?
This document lists error messages that you may encounter when using Oncotator. For each, you will find an explanation of what the error message means, and how to solve the problem (if possible).
Entrez Gene ID was zero, but Hugo Symbol was not Unknown
Problem: The current GENCODE datasource does not have a complete list of the Entrez Gene IDs.
Solution There is no solution yet. This is a known issue and will be solved in a future release of the default datasource corpus.
oncotator.DuplicateAnnotationException.DuplicateAnnotationException: 'Attempting to create an annotation multiple times
Problem: This occurs when Oncotator is being directed to create the same annotation on a mutation, but each with different values. Typically, this is caused by a maflite/tsv input file with redundant columns. For example, "Start_Position" and "start". Oncotator does use aliases, so the annotation could have different column header text, but be regarded as the same annotation.
Solution: You need to clean up the columns in your input file to avoid such conflicts.