_From owner-netcdf-java@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Thu Jul 7 11:28:34 2005 Received: (from majordo@localhost) by unidata.ucar.edu (UCAR/Unidata) id j67HR8Ej012628 for netcdf-java-out; Thu, 7 Jul 2005 11:27:08 -0600 (MDT) Received: from [127.0.0.1] (whoopee.unidata.ucar.edu [184.108.40.206]) by unidata.ucar.edu (UCAR/Unidata) with ESMTP id j67HP3jp011757; Thu, 7 Jul 2005 11:27:04 -0600 (MDT) Organization: UCAR/Unidata Keywords: 200507071727.j67HP3jp011757 User-Agent: Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0 (Windows/20041206) X-Accept-Language: en-us, en MIME-Version: 1.0 CC: netcdf-java <netcdf-java@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> References: <200507061626.j66GQtjo018322@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8; format=flowed Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit X-Spam-Checker-Version: SpamAssassin 3.0.1 (2004-10-22) on laraine.unidata.ucar.edu X-Spam-Level: X-Spam-Status: No, score=-5.7 required=5.0 tests=ALL_TRUSTED,AWL,BAYES_00 autolearn=ham version=3.0.1 Sender: owner-netcdf-java@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Precedence: bulk > >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? > > > > 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.