McIDAS-XCD Administrator's Guide
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Configuring Additional GRIB2 ADDE Datasets
Adding a new GRIB2 dataset that accesses data in the MySQL
database is a multi-step process. You must first access the navigation
parameters of the GRIB2 file, then add these parameters to the ~mcidas/data/grib2NavLookup.txt file,
use the DSSERVE command to add the dataset to your RESOLV.SRV file,
and then stop and restart McIDAS-XCD for your changes to take effect.
- From a McIDAS session as user oper, run the GRIB2NAV command
to list the navigation parameters of the GRIB2 file.
where GRIB2Filename is the fully qualified path of a valid
GRIB2 file on your system.
Type: GRIB2NAV GRIB2Filename
Example output is:
Nav parameters for message 66, field 0 are NAM, 6, -4564482,
2089981, 20318, 950000, 250000, 250000
- If the navigation parameters already exist in the ~mcidas/data/grib2NavLookup.txt file, then you can either edit the first column to match your new dataset descriptor, leave the dataset as is and do nothing, or change the DATAFILE=DESCRIPTOR option of the DSSERVE command in step 3 below to match the first column of the navigation entry.
If the navigation parameters do not exist in the ~mcidas/data/grib2NavLookup.txt file,
then you will need to add them by logging in as user mcidas and updating the file. The format of this data file is as
Column 1 is the filename prefix for the GRIB2 file created by McIDAS-XCD
(12 character maximum). It is best if this is also the dataset descriptor
name for the new dataset.
Column 2 is the grid source name (4 character maximum).
Column 3 is the projection type (1 and 4 are Mercator, 2 is Polar Stereographic,
6 is Lambert Conformal).
Columns 4-9 are the navigation parameters calculated by the GRIB2NAV command.
From the example above, the new navigation entry you should add to the ~mcidas/data/grib2NavLookup.txt file
NAM-USLCAW20 | NAM | 6 | -4564482 |2089981 | 20318 | 950000 | 250000 | 250000
Note: If you update the ~mcidas/data/grib2NavLookup.txt file, make a backup copy of the updated file so you can restore your local changes if the original file is overwritten (e.g., by installing a new version of McIDAS-X).
- From a McIDAS session in the mcadde account, use the
DSSERVE command to add the dataset to the RESOLV.SRV file.
Type: DSSERVE ADD SAMPLE/NAM-USLCAW20 GRIB 1 999999 TYPE=GRID RT=Y
INFO='''DATABASE=mcrtgrib DATAFILE=DESCRIPTOR GRIBTYPE=2''' "NAM
- CONUS/LC; AWIPS 20 km
DATABASE=mcrtgrib defines the database where
the meta data is stored.
that this dataset will contain only the data files that match
the descriptor name (in this case, NAM-USLCAW20* files). If
you have a different name in column 1 of your ~mcidas/data/grib2NavLookup.txt file,
then you can include that name here in place of the word
only search for GRIB2 data files.
- Stop and restart McIDAS-XCD for your changes to the ~mcidas/data/grib2NavLookup.txt file
to take effect in filing and in the database. If
you need instructions, see the Starting and
Stopping McIDAS-XCD section.
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