Publishing catalogues with SAADA

Tutors: Thomas Boch, Sébastien Derrière

The goal of this tutorial is to teach participants how they can publish their catalogues through VO standards, using the SAADA tool.

Tutorial outline


  • Introduction : presentation of the SAADA tool, demonstration of services using SAADA, and goals of the tutorial
  • Setting up Saada working area (includes PostgreSQL, Tomcat)
  • Testing setup


  • Creation of a SAADA DB
  • Ingesting tables in the DB
  • Accessing data using ConeSearch (in Aladin)
  • Metadata and UCD assignation
  • Registering the service in a test registry, and accessing this service from VO tools


  • Creation of SAADA databases and publication of associated VO services using participants catalogues data



The following softwares will be needed during the tutorial :

We highly recommend participants to install these softwares before they come to the workshop

SAADA installation

Copy on your hard drive the Saada.jar file corresponding to your plateform (from the workshop CD, in directory cds/softwares/saada/).

SAADA installation instructions are available from here.


The tutorial has been tested under the following plateforms :

  • Linux
  • Windows XP (not tested under Vista)
  • MacOS 10.4

Participants data

As the last part of the tutorial is dedicated to create and publish ad-hoc, participants should bring samples (FITS files) of their data.

VO standards demonstrated

-- ThomasBoch - 18 Jun 2007

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