Field.dump(*args, **kwargs)[source]

A full description of the field construct.

Returns a description of all properties, including those of metadata constructs and their components, and provides selected values of all data arrays.

New in version (cfdm): 1.7.0

display: bool, optional

If False then return the description as a string. By default the description is printed.

str or None

The description. If display is True then the description is printed and None is returned. Otherwise the description is returned as a string.