Last modified 4 years ago Last modified on 2016-08-25 12:02:27

OPeNDAP reserved names

There are some reserved names in OPeNDAP (used by THREDDS servers) that make a file unreadable via OPeNDAP, if a variable uses one of them. The file is likely to open and work fine locally with ncBrowse or ncdump, but won't be accessed correctly via OPeNDAP.

I ran into this in that had a variable named "Error". It read fine locally, but not from THREDDS via OPENDAP. I renamed the variable and its "name" attribute "AWAC_error_code", and now it tests out OK.

OPeNDAP says keywords are case insensitive. Here is the list not to use: