Upload data into Commcare HQ

Dear commcare users,

I have data colleceted locally and i would like to upload this data into
commcare. Is it possible?

Cheers,
Dorcas

I have data saved in an access database . I had poor data connection at one
time and decided to collect data using another system and save it in my
computer. How do i upload this data into commcare.

··· On Tuesday, 9 August 2016 12:57:04 UTC+3, Dorcas Akach wrote: > > Dear commcare users, > > I have data colleceted locally and i would like to upload this data into > commcare. Is it possible? > > Cheers, > Dorcas >

Dorcas,

Can you clarify what you mean by “data collected locally”?

Thanks,
Will

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Dear commcare users,

I have data colleceted locally and i would like to upload this data into
commcare. Is it possible?

Cheers,
Dorcas


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Dorcas,

Unfortunately there is no “one size fits all” way to import data into
CommCare since the stored data can be represented in many ways and must end
up as form data or case data to end up in CommCare. You have a few options:

  1. Manually re-enter the data in a CommCare form
  2. If using case data, then you can use import cases from excel
    https://confluence.dimagi.com/display/commcarepublic/Importing+Cases+Using+Excel
  3. If you have some programming experience you could use the submission API
    https://confluence.dimagi.com/display/commcarepublic/Submission+API.

Cheers,
Will

··· On Tue, Aug 9, 2016 at 8:44 AM, Dorcas Akach wrote:

I have data saved in an access database . I had poor data connection at
one time and decided to collect data using another system and save it in my
computer. How do i upload this data into commcare.

On Tuesday, 9 August 2016 12:57:04 UTC+3, Dorcas Akach wrote:

Dear commcare users,

I have data colleceted locally and i would like to upload this data into
commcare. Is it possible?

Cheers,
Dorcas


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Hi Cheers
@William_Pride

I have a verification process to verify clients' data, and I want to upload this data from excel to commcare to compare ,..it is not case data, or case form, it's just collected by direct survey.
If that possible in commcare?

best,

Due to the complex, hierarchical structure of the data that can be recorded in forms, there's not a mechanism for importing form data other than using the XML Submission format, but it's fairly straightforward to upload XML structured data into the system. In case helpful the wiki has a guide on the format for building structured form submissions.

As an alternative, though, even if you aren't intending for the data to be the same type of Case as may be used elsewhere in your project, it's likely easiest to simply upload the previously collected survey data into a new case type which you can create a process around. That will give you a fair amount of flexibility in how you can manage the data in the system as long as you don't need any complex repeating or hierarchical structures.

Thanks for your support,

best,