Creating a new folder
When you are logged in and you have the access to create a new folder or entry under the folder that you are viewing there will be a set of links under the File section of the entry menu popup .
If you just want to make a simple Folder or upload a File then choose the "New Folder" or "New File" menu item.

Selecting the "Create a folder" link will take you to the create folder form:

Enter a name and an optional description, date range and lat/lon bounding box. The tags allow you to add one or more tag properties to the folder. This can aid in search, etc. Typing in the box will bring up a list of existing tags to choose from or just add a new one.

The checkbox above the Description field toggles the display of the this new folder to use the wiki text. See the userguide section on Wiki text for more information.

The Order is a numeric value that can be used to order this folder in its parent entry listing.
Uploading files
To upload a file to a RAMADDA repository you create a new Entry. From the File menu select "New File".

The Create Entry form allows you to upload a file or specify a URL. If you are a site administrator you can also specify a path to a file on the server machine.
The minimal you need to enter here is the file or URL. The other fields are optional. If you do not enter a name then the file name is used.

The upload settings allows you to control various aspects of the upload.

  • Figure out the type from the file name
    Entries in RAMADDA have types, e.g., a text file, an image file, a geojson map file. Checking this box tells RAMADDA to try to figure out the entry type based on the file name.
  • Unzip archive
    If you have a number of files that you want to upload you can make a .zip file of them on your machine and check on the " Unzip Archive" button. If you just want to upload the zip file without extraction the uncheck this box.
  • Add properties
    For some entry/file types (e.g, a PDF file, a NetCDF data file) RAMADDA can automatically extract various properties (e.g., author, variable name, etc). See the section on properties for more information.
  • Extract keywords, title, author, summary
    If you have enabled GPT integration then these boxes specify whether to extract the given property using GPT for certain document types (e.g., PDF, PPT, DOC).
  • Make name from filename
    If no name is specified then RAMADDA will use create the entry name from the name of the file.
  • The "Date Format" can be used to match on the file name to automatically figure out the date of this entry. Clicking on "Test the upload" will show what date would be used based on the patterns.
    Creating other kinds of entries
    RAMADDA offers many different entry types that can also be created. Choosing "Pick a Type..." under the entry menu takes you to a that lists all of the available entry types. The "Find Type" field allows you to search within this page for the type of interest (e.g., shapefile, wiki page, etc)