Ticket #312 (new problem)

Opened 3 months ago

Last modified 2 months ago

/instruments keyword not accepted by vso_info.

Reported by: alisdair Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: IDLClient Version: 1.4
Severity: normal Keywords: IDL


Despite what it says in the help (see below), the IDL command vso_info does not accept /instruments as a keyword. /instrument is as far as the code will accept. This should changed to support /instruments.

IDL> vso_info,/instruments
VSO : Virtual Solar Observatory

vso_info    : function  : query the VSO registry

The VSO Registry contains general information about what data is available
from the various VSO data providers.  This routine will tell you what the
valid values are for different keywords for vso_search().  Please note that
as this program searches the registry, it will not show any terms that may be
defined in the VSO data model, but for which no data is yet available.

Valid Keywords:
  output       : OUT : anonymous structure : an array of records returned

Valid Flag Keywords:
  /sources     : list valid sources
                 aliases : /spacecraft, /observatory
  /instruments : list valid instruments
                 aliases : /telescope
  /detectors   : list valid detectors (sub-instruments)
  /provider    : list valid data providers
  /layout      : list valid data layouts
                 aliases : /datatype
  /physobs     : list valid physical observables
                 aliases : /observable

  /quiet       : don't print any output to the screen (only useful with OUTPUT) 

For more information about the Virtual Solar Observatory, visit
For more information on the VSO IDL client, visit

If you have questions or comments about these functions, contact 
Joe Hourcle at oneiros@grace.nascom.nasa.gov or joseph.a.hourcle@nasa.gov

Change History

comment:1 Changed 2 months ago by alisdair

Help does not match how vso_info works for



Last edited 2 months ago by alisdair (previous) (diff)
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