@rbeyer @michaelaye I didn’t want to create a PVL issue on GitHub so I am trying here. I have a user with an interesting ODL question. Based on PVL, or general ODL best practices, what might you recommend? I think I agree with his assessment (case 1).
So I have a question regarding ODL, and PDS3. When you have a “special” value (UNK, NA, NULL)… can or should that have a tag?
We have a situation where a value was coming out: “UNK”
Having the mm outside the quotes was the proximate problem, but the underlying problem is that units really make no sense with a special value. But sometimes units are required. So… which wins in those cases?
Think of it as an ODL question rather than PDS3, since we are still making ODL labels even for 2020 (which is where this came up).
So the options are:
- remove the tag for a special value
- put the inside the quotes for these cases
Only #1 actually makes sense to me but I wanted to check with the experts.