Instructions

Instructions

  1. 1.
    A tabular data file should meet the minimum criteria as defined in the Elements:
  2. 2.
    If the data are initially saved in a different program (e.g. Excel), comply with the reporting format, convert the file to CSV, and resolve data inconsistencies and/or formatting problems.
  3. 3.
    Submit a companion CSV data dictionary following the CSV_dd_instructions.

Notes

  • CSV fields common to ESS-DIVE Package Level Metadata are consistent in format structure.
  • These elements represent the ideal file for interoperable and machine-readable data.
  • Following the recommended format and structure of the CSV Reporting Format will facilitate FLMD extraction of some fields using the File Level Metadata Extractor​
Contents of the Elements
File Structure
  • Character Set
  • Delimiter
  • Data Matrix
  • Column or Row Name Orientation
Naming Structure
  • File Name
  • Column or Row Names
  • Units
Field Structure
  • Consistent Values
  • Missing Value Codes
  • Temporal Data
  • Temporal Data Range
  • Spatial Data
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