"NDF, and the values of components of this template may be selectively propagated to initialise the new data structure.
"tuning parameter using NDF_TUNE. See the
"section for further details.
If this routine is called with STATUS set, then a value of NDF__NOID will be returned for the INDF2 argument, although no further processing will occur. The same value will also be returned if the routine should fail for any reason. The NDF__NOID constant is defined in the include file NDF_PAR.
The template components whose values are to be propagated to initialise the new data structure are
specified via the CLIST argument. Thus CLIST=
’ would cause the new NDF to
inherit its DATA and QUALITY values (if available) from the template structure, in addition to those
propagated by default. Component propagation may be suppressed by supplying a component name
with the prefix
’. Thus CLIST=
’ would propagate the DATA component,
but suppress propagation of HISTORY. If component names appear more than once in the CLIST
value, then the last occurrence takes precedence.
Propagation of specific NDF extensions may be suppressed by using
’ as one of
the items in the CLIST argument; a list of the extensions to be suppressed should appear between the
parentheses. Thus CLIST=
’ would propagate the AXIS
component, but suppress propagation of the IRAS and ASTERIX extensions (if present). Propagation
of suppressed extensions may be re-enabled by specifying
’ in a similar manner at a
later point in the CLIST value.
An asterisk ()
may be used as a wild card to match all extension names. Thus
may be used to indicate that only the IRAS extension should be propagated.
Whether or not a named extension is propagated by default can be controlled via an NDF tuning
parameter (see NDF_TUNE). The defaults established using NDF_TUNE can be over-ridden by
specifying the extension explicitly within the CLIST parameter; e.g.
’ can be used to over-ride the default established by the PXTFITS tuning
Component names in the CLIST argument may be abbreviated to 3 characters, but extension names must appear in full.