Support for Excel files as an alternative to tab-separated files
|Reported by:||Nicklas Nordborg||Owned by:||Nicklas Nordborg|
There are indications that software and hardware that we are interacting with via tab-separated file will have support for Excel files in the future. In some cases they may even lack support for tab-separated files.
It would be a good time to start testing if we can work with Excel files. In the first stage:
- Sample names for the Qubit step in the library preparation. There is both an export step and an import step.
- Label files for the printer software
As for an API to use, the Apache POI project seems to be doing what we need: https://poi.apache.org/