[Kst] [Bug 132954] New: Can't use datasource metadata in labels

Nicolas Brisset nicolas.brisset at eurocopter.com
Fri Aug 25 10:21:24 CEST 2006

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           Summary: Can't use datasource metadata in labels
           Product: kst
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: unspecified
        OS/Version: Solaris
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: kst kde org
        ReportedBy: nicolas.brisset eurocopter com

Version:           1.3.0_devel (using KDE 3.4.0, compiled sources)
Compiler:          gcc version 3.4.3
OS:                SunOS (sun4u) release 5.8

When importing metadata from a file it can currently be used only in the metadata dialog called from the vector RMB menu in the data manager. It should supposedly be possible to use these strings in labels (if I have misunderstood something there, then this is not a bug report but a wishlist item!) but it does not seem to work.

To reproduce (with a recent svn otherwise you don't have netCDF metadata):
1) download http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf/examples/GOTEX.C130_N130AR.LRT.RF06.PNI.nc
2) install netcdf libs and headers, and compile the netcdf datasource if you did not have it yet !
3) load the data file in the wizard, plot e.g. ADIFR vs time_offset
4) go to the data manager, RMB menu on one of the vectors, "Metadata": you get a dialog where you can see a couple of metadata, for instance "Source"
5) create a label in the plot with the following contents: "Source: [Source]", the result is "Source: " while the expected result is "Source: NCAR Research Aviation Facility"

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