Hi Philippe : It looks ok to me, probably bug in the checker. I would send your message to the cf mailgroup. BTW, Id like to get a sample file if possible. John Philippe Poilbarbe wrote:
Hello, For a new satellite launch, we have decided to use NetCDF files to deliver product data. They will be CF-1.0 compliant and we are checking our definitions with the online checker (http://titania.badc.rl.ac.uk/cgi-bin/cf-checker.pl). For a variable (in fact for all variables which have the flag_values attribute) we have the error message: ERROR: Attribute flag_values of incorrect type The variable definition is: byte alt_echo_type(time) ; alt_echo_type:long_name = "altimeter echo type" ; alt_echo_type:_FillValue = 127b ; alt_echo_type:flag_values = 0b, 1b ; alt_echo_type:flag_meanings = "ocean_like non_ocean_like" ; alt_echo_type:coordinates = "lon lat" ; As recommended in the CF-1.0 documentation, the type of the flag_values attribute is the same as the variable one. So here is my question: what is wrong ? In my definition or in the checker ? Thanks, Ph.P.