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Data Categories


How can I group my data sets into categories meaningful to my users?



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Starting with LAS v6.0, you can now organize your data in a hierarchical fashion for presentation. The command accepts the argument '-c catalog_file' and uses the hierarchical description found there to present the data on a series of pages during the data selection process. For a complete description of the xml syntax in the catalog.xml file please see the documentation on categories in the Customizing LAS section of the manual.

Note that items within a category level are presented alphabetically.

If you are going to use the catalog.xml file when generating your LAS interface, you will probably wish to change the following line in las/server/Makefile to reflect this:

  DOIT=../xml/perl/ -c catalog.xml las.xml

Jonathan Callahan:
Last modified: December 19, 2002