Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention. I was also able to reproduce this issue using the same steps as you. With the release of HDFView 2.13 we have made a few improvements to the JNI, which also seem to have brought about this regression. In the past, variable-length datatypes have proven difficult to get correct, however we are aware of this issue and are working to fix it.
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Subject: [Hdf-forum] HDFView exception
I'm using HDFView (ver. 2.13) and trying to prepare sample HDF file for
When I create dataset with 1x2 Variable String type and try to put there
some strings then, when HDFView try to save those values, it shows
exception dialog with message:
"Writing non-string variable-length data is not supported"
What's wrong there? The values I try to put there ARE strings...