Error when running qiime metadata tabulate

Hi Qiime2

Is there any reasons why this error come up when I run this command “qiime metadata tabulate --m-input-file denoising-stats.qza --m-input-file denoising-stats.qza --o-visualization denoising-stats.qzv”

ValueError: Cannot merge metadata with overlapping columns. The following columns overlap: ‘input’, ‘filtered’, ‘denoised’, ‘merged’, ‘non-chimeric’


Hey @ajiwahyu,

There’s just a typo in your command:

You’ve repeated the input twice, and so QIIME 2 is uncertain how to deal with these “two” files with the same column names. Just run this instead:

qiime metadata tabulate --m-input-file denoising-stats.qza --o-visualization denoising-stats.qzv

Hope that helps!

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Stupid me. Thanks a lot Evan.

It happens to the best of us!

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