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Re: ui for single variable stored in mulitple files


If you are using Ferret to access the data, you can use a descriptor file
to string multiple files together.  There isn't really any Ferret
documentation on descriptor files yet but I've created one for the JPL
atlas ssmi data we serve via DODS.  You can use it as an example.  It's


The xml file I use for this data is here:


Take a look at these and let me know if you have any further questions.

-- Jonathan Callahan

PS_ We'd love to know the location of your server when you've got it up
and running.

Zhangfan Xing wrote:

> Hi,
> I am having this problem when setting up LAS server:
> We have a 3D field of 20 years, totaling more than 10GB.
> I have to split it into multiple netcdf files, due to
> file size limit (of netcdf and OS filesystem) and performance issues.
> Currently under LAS, for multiple data files,
> a multiple sub-menu entry will
> be generated under one dataset, each for one of data  files.
> Since these multiple data files are for only one varible,
> it will be nice if only one sub-menu is generated.
> My question is:
> is it possible to have only one menu entry in LAS ui
> (left hand side) for one variable that are stored in
> two or more netcdf files?
> Thanks
> Zhangfan

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