- Provide API Aspect support for the creation of user tables in the User Database Workspace
Do not confuse this with temporary-table upload, which is part of the TAP standard.
Background and strategic fit
A network API for user table creation is needed in order to allow actions like:
- Creation of a user table from query results, either directly or after further user refinements in the Portal Aspect
- Creation of a user table from externally-obtained data
The CADC has deployed a minor extension to the TAP standard, based around supporting additional HTTP request methods (like PUT and DELETE) for managing user-created persistent tables.
Frossie Economou note that "YouCat or bust" approach also does not require user infrastructure accounts
User interaction and design
Below is a list of questions to be addressed as a result of this requirements document: