Re: 20050706: creating Structure and Sequence using netCDF Java API

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>Hello, support team,
>
>I want to create objects like Structure and Sequence during creating
>my netCDF file. I use netCDF Java API and I can't understand how can I
>do this. Would you be so kind to show me a couple of examples of
>creating simple Structure and Sequence using Java API?
>
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>
Hi Serg, heres a recent response to the same question:


The netCDF 3 file format doesn't support structures so you can't 
currently create/write structures. (You should be able to once netCDF 4 
comes out.) What you can do structure-wise with netCDF 3 fils is think 
of all the variables that use the record (unlimited) dimension as a 
structure. The creation (in the netCDF-java object model, not on file) 
of a "record" structure variable is what the addRecordStructure() method 
does. So, to use structures in netCDF 3 files, you need to write the 
files with an unlimited dimension and when you read the files use the 
addRecordStructure().

Here is a recently (or soon to be) released document on structures in 
netCDF 3 files:

http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/packages/netcdf-java/formats/RecordsInNetcdf3.html 


Hope this helps.