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Ticket #366 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 2009-03-12T14:49:58-05:00

Last modified 2009-03-26T14:09:16-05:00

LSM reader should accept files with .mdb extension

Reported by: curtis Owned by: melissa
Priority: minor Milestone: bio-formats-4.1
Component: bio-formats Severity: serious
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:


Some LSM datasets have an MDB companion database containing additional information. Currently, the LSM reader parses any MDB file found in the same directory as the chosen LSM file, and choosing an MDB file directly is not supported.

However, LSM files do not contain any references to relevant MDB database files. Conversely, the MDB database file does reference the linked LSM files.

As such, we should enable MDB as a valid extension for the LSM reader, and open the linked LSM files, similar to companion metadata files in other formats.

We should also change the behavior when an LSM file is chosen: any MDB databases found in the same directory should be minimally parsed to determine whether they contain a linkage to the chosen LSM. If so, they should be fully parsed, and if not, ignored.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 2009-03-18T08:01:19-05:00 by melissa

  • Summary changed from LSM reader should accept files with MDB exception to LSM reader should accept files with .mdb extension

comment:2 Changed 2009-03-26T14:09:16-05:00 by melissa

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

(In [4949]) * Moved getPixelType(Hashtable ifd) from MinimalTiffReader to TiffTools.

  • Updated ZeissLSMReader to accept .mdb files. Closes #366.