PDS Data Dictionary

The PDS Data Dictionary provides the definitions of PDS objects and keywords. The official version is stored as a set of database tables in the PDS Data Set Catalog. But most users see the PDS Data Dictionary in the form of a text file, named pdsdd.full, which is used by software tools to validate or document the contents of PDS labels. To improve the performance of these tools, a text index, named pdsdd.idx is generated from the pdsdd.full file, and is used in conjunction with the pdsdd.full file.

Current Version

Download - version 1.93, Released September 18, 2014

Details

The PDS Data Dictionary is available in zip format. The zip format contains files which support tools. The following is a description of its contents:

It is important to remember that the pdsdd.full file is a local copy of the PDS Data Dictionary, which users can modify at their local sites. If the pdsdd.full is modified, then the index file must be re-generated, using the make_index program, which is available from the PDS online system. To make the changes part of the official PDS Data Dictionary, they must be submitted to the PDS for review and inclusion in the database.

The official PDS Data Dictionary changes over time, and users need to download updated copies of the pdsdd.full to make use of these changes.

Older Versions

Version Release Date Download
1.93 September 18, 2014 ZIP
1.92 April 10, 2014 ZIP
1.91 February 10, 2014 ZIP
1.90 July 11, 2013 ZIP
1.89 March 25, 2013 ZIP
1.88 November 28, 2012 ZIP
1.87 July 2, 2012 ZIP
1.86 March 6, 2012 ZIP
1.85 November 22, 2011 ZIP
1.84 September 2, 2011 ZIP
1.83 May 25, 2011 ZIP
1.82 February 16, 2011 ZIP
1.81 November 24, 2010 ZIP
1.80 August 17, 2010 ZIP
1.79 May 3, 2010 ZIP
1.78 March 3, 2010 ZIP
1.77 January 25, 2010 ZIP
1.76 November 12, 2009 ZIP
1.75 July 22, 2009 ZIP
1.74 May 6, 2009 ZIP
1.73 January 23, 2009 ZIP
1.72 November 25, 2008 ZIP
1.71 July 29, 2008 ZIP
1.70 May 5, 2008 ZIP
1.69 January 23, 2008 ZIP
1.68 October 23, 2007 ZIP
1.67 August 30, 2007 ZIP
1.66 April 30, 2007 ZIP
1.65 February 23, 2007 ZIP
1.64 December 7, 2006 ZIP
1.63 July 28, 2006 ZIP
1.62 May 10, 2006 ZIP
1.61 March 28, 2006 ZIP
1.60 March 7, 2006 ZIP
1.59 November 7, 2005 ZIP
1.58 July 12, 2005 ZIP
1.57 April 25, 2005 ZIP
1.56 April 4, 2005 ZIP
1.55 January 27, 2005 ZIP
1.54 November 10, 2004 ZIP
1.53 October 28, 2004 ZIP
1.52 October 26, 2004 ZIP
1.51 October 6, 2004 ZIP