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Data upload via web UI


  To upload data via the web interface:


1.Click the Upload button in the form, as shown below.


2. Select the dataset type (e.g. Attachment).

3. Fill in the relevant fields in the form. It is advisable to always enter a Name, because this is shown in the menu. If the name is not provided, the dataset code is shown.

4. Drag and drop files in the Uploader area or browse for files.

5. When uploading a zip file, users have the option to uncompress before import.

6. Save  



Note for MacOS users: the default MacOS archiver generates hidden folders that become visible in openBIS upon unarchive. To avoid this there are two options:

  1. Zip using  the following command on the command-line: zip -r  folder-name.zip folder-name  -x “*.DS_Store”
  2. Use an external archiver (e.g. Stuffit Deluxe).