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Finishing the reference data import

After you have specified all the information for your data upload,

  • Check once again that all data fields are correctly read by Movebank using the preview table.
  • Select Finish. If any necessary information is missing, you will be reminded to make the needed changes. After making any changes, you will have the option of saving your file format. If you have multiple files with the same formatting, save your format so that you can prepare uploads for additional files more quickly.

Import errors

Movebank looks for possible errors in your dataset during the import process and displays them under Messages. However, it looks only at the top several rows of your file, so if an error only occurs in later rows, it will not notice until it attempts to complete the import. If you receive an error and are unsure of the cause, see here for solutions to some common formatting issues. If you continue to receive errors, contact support@movebank.org for further assistance.