[gdal-dev] Raster Band Support Info

Even Rouault even.rouault at spatialys.com
Wed Sep 7 15:46:55 PDT 2016

Le jeudi 08 septembre 2016 00:29:54, Andrew Bell a écrit :
> I assume that there are limits to the number of raster bands supported by
> various drivers that support raster creation.
> Is there a call I can make
> to determine this limit?



Some drivers have a test when the format has a limitation and will error out 
cleanly if you call Create() with too many bands. Other drivers don't have a 
clear limitation (thinking of raw formats), but if you call them with 
something crazy like INT_MAX then you might crash the process due to out of 

Driver metadata to document dimensions and band count limitations might be 
indeed useful, if someone wants to tackle that.


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