Use the DSSERVE command to create dataset names on your local server. DSSERVE assigns the group and descriptor to a dataset consisting of one or more files of the specified format. You can also add a description of up to 80 characters. For example, the following command assigns the dataset name PLANET/IMAGES to areas 7001 through 7199 on the local server:
DSSERVE ADD PLANET/IMAGES AREA 7001 7199 "Planetary images from Voyager
You can use the same group or descriptor with each data type. For example, if you have image, grid and point data for a case study of a major flood event, you may want to use the group name FLOOD for all the datasets. Or if you have large numbers of images that you use as part of a demonstration, you may want to use the group name DEMO with logical descriptor names like TSTORM, FOREST-FIRES, ECLIPSE and HURRICANE.
When naming data on your local server, you must use group names that are not mapped to other servers in your client routing table. Use the command entry DATALOC LIST to list the group names in your client routing table. Since ADDE commands that request data from a group name not found in the client routing table are automatically routed to the local server, you do not have to add your local server's group names to the table.