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A.10.1.9 Load Table

Configuration for Load Table action

Configuration for Load Table action

The Load Table action takes a URL or filename in the table that points to a table in one of TOPCAT's supported formats, and loads that into TOPCAT as a new table.

Configuration:

Table Location:
Gives the URL or filename of the table to load for each row. A column name may be selected from the drop-down list, or the expression language may be used to assemble a location string from other columns.
Table Format:
Selects the file format of the table to load. If the table is in one of the formats that TOPCAT is able to auto-detect (VOTable, FITS, CDF) then the default value (auto) may be used, otherwise the correct format must be chosen from the list.
Multiple Tables:
Determines what happens if the loaded file contains multiple tables; some formats such as FITS and VOTable permit this. If this checkbox is selected, then all tables in the file will be loaded, otherwise only the first one is loaded and the others are ignored.
Import Parameters:
If this option is set, then all the values in the activated row of the activated table will appear in the newly loaded table as table parameters. That means they can be viewed in the Parameter Window and accessed from the expression language using the param$name syntax.
Allow Preprocessing:
If set, the "<syscmd" or "|syscmd" syntax described in Section 4.2 may be used to preprocess the input stream before the table is loaded. This option is usually not required, and has security implications; if it is switched on in an action loaded from a session file, the security panel will be displayed.


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TOPCAT - Tool for OPerations on Catalogues And Tables
Starlink User Note253
TOPCAT web page: http://www.starlink.ac.uk/topcat/
Author email: m.b.taylor@bristol.ac.uk
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