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Column parameters allow a column and its associated table and dataset to be specified as a single parameter, using a colon-separated triple, of the form set:table:column.

For example:

    foo.FITS:R1SPE1:CCDNODE  # Column CCDNODE in table R1SPE1 in set foo.FITS

The SAS GUI allows a column to be selected in a single operation, using a dataset browser. This is simpler than entering 3 separate parameters for the dataset, table and column.

XMM-Newton SOC -- 2021-11-30