This component consists of a set of java library jars to help data owners publish their RDBMS catalog data to the International Virtual Observatory.
It currently provides the following IVOA interfaces:
The DSA/Catalog component can be configured to connect to any RDBMS system for which a JDBC driver is provided.
It uses an XSLT stylesheet to perform translation from the input ADQL/xml query language to the system-specific SQL required by the RDBMS. Currently, stylesheets are provided for the following systems:
We welcome community contributions of stylesheets for other RDBMS systems.
The DSA/Catalog component is downloaded as a "web archive" (WAR) file, which should be installed into a tomcat container. By default, it is configured to run against a small sample dataset stored in an embedded HSQLDB RDBMS.
The documents on this website describe how to obtain and install the DSA/Catalog web application. Once installed, the application provides its own documentation explaining how to configure the web application to serve your own data.
You will need to do the following: