Skip to main content

Upload animals

You can check this video tutorial to upload metadata for animals.
Metadata on tags and animals are part of an ANIMAL PROJECT. Here an schema on the relationships between tags and animals.

animals schema

Please follow this steps when uploading animal information:

  1. Select the correct context for your project (according to technology type). Check the schema here. If not clear you can send an email to
  2. Click ‘Data’ → ‘Import metadata’ in the landing page and you will be redirected to the webpage to upload the metadata.

    data import
  3. Download the ‘Sample CSV file’ for ANIMALS and carefully read the file description (Open ANIMAL file description).

    animals step 2 
    • Some fields are mandatory and some are optional. You can check them in the ‘ANIMAL file description’. The mandatory fields have a check mark next to them. Each file description contains the type of character expected for each field, and a description of the field with an example. Fill in as many fields as possible in the ‘.csv’ template following the explanations in the file description.

    • The file must be comma-separated. If it is not the case, this should be changed in the regional settings of the PC (Control panel → Clock, language & region → Region and language → Additional Settings).

  4. When the ‘Sample CSV file’ is completed, it can be uploaded by selecting ‘Import animals’ and uploading the file, ‘Browse’ → Select your file → ‘Start import’. After importing the ‘Sample CSV file’, either a success or an error message appears. If the file cannot be uploaded:

    • Check the error returned by the system. It usually indicates what type of incompatibility is present. Update your file accordingly and re-upload it.

    • If the error persists, contact ETN via the link ‘Contact us’ at the bottom of the landing page or by sending an email to When contacting ETN, provide sufficient information on the issue, send along the file you wanted to upload together with a print screen of the error message.