can't update data files in current Morpho UI
Joel Gramling reports:
Additionally, I haven't figured out if you can add more data to a table once you
have already established the descriptions or if you have to reload updated
datasets as new ones.
This is indeed a problem. Right now you can add a new data table (with
metadata), and you can associate a data table with an existing set of metadata,
but there is no way to change an existing table. Need to be able to change the
data file associated with the data set (which creates a new revision, but
doesn't delete the old!). Sometimes this will require a change in the metadata
as well (ie, to update coverage info), while other times no change in metadata
will be needed other than to associate the new entity & file.
#1 Updated by Dan Higgins over 19 years ago
In attempting to update data files, it was discovered that Metacat apparently
does not allow a simple version increment to occur.
One work-around is to create a new ID everytime a data file is changed, but that
results in a loss of information about previous versions. Thus the question
"When is a data doc new and when is it a revision?"