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[IDV #HZE-952928]: Point data list export with station names



Hi Jan,

This netCDF file could perhaps do a better job of abiding by CF Conventions,
either point or time series:

http://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/v1.6.0/cf-conventions.html#_point_data

http://cfconventions.org/cf-conventions/v1.6.0/cf-conventions.html#time-series-data

At any rate, the specific problem for the station name is the netCDF dimensions
it is associated with which are: (station=33, strlen=50). If you have control
over the provenance of this file, consider creating a second station name
variable that would have the same dimension as the 'time' or 'units' variables
(obs). This approach will yield a better result for what you wish to accomplish
with the CSV output.

You could also argue the IDV should be a little smarter for handling these kinds
of data (assuming the data properly follow CF conventions) and understand these
dimensionality considerations when transforming data to CSV, for example. But in
the end, the IDV is not always the best data conversion tool and was not really
designed for that objective even though it has some data transformation
capability.

Best,

Unidata IDV Support

> Dear IDV Team,
> 
> I am struggling with export of netcdf cf point data to csv format. The
> netcdf file is decoded correctly however the "Station Name" variable is
> missing in the "select fields" menu. Is there a way to include station
> name in the csv file?
> 
> I would be very grateful for any kind of support....
> 
> With regards,
> 
> Jan Musial
> 
> PS. Please find attached netcdf file.

Ticket Details
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Ticket ID: HZE-952928
Department: Support IDV
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed
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