How to: Add Data

The Data page where data is uploaded before building the job. It is the first page shown after clicking the Create Job button from the Appen Jobs list. Test questions can also be uploaded as data on this page, please see this article for more information.


There are 2 ways to add data to the job: Data File Upload and Importing from Twitter as seen below.


Fig. 1: Data Upload Page

Data File

To upload a data file, click Browse and select a file to upload. The files can also be dragged and dropped directly into the page. After upload, the data will be visible in the data page.

What kind of formats are acceptable?

The data file must be a UTF-8 encoded .CSV to upload successfully. .TSV, .XLSX, and .ODS file formats are also acceptable and also require UTF-8 encoding. All data files must have a column header for each column.  


Common Data Upload Errors

  • Problem: Data File contains an empty column header
  • Solution: Add a column header to the column that is missing the header or deletes the column if it's not necessary for the job. 


Fig 2. Error Message for data file that contains an empty column header

  • Problem: Data File contains multiple column headers with the same name
  • Solution: Change one of the duplicate column headers to ensure each column header is unique


Fig 3. Error message for data file that contains duplicate column headers



Start a job without data

For surveys, click the "Create a survey" button under the Data upload option. By default, one blank unit will appear in the dataset if the "Create a survey" button is selected.



Example Source Data

Attached to this article you will find three examples of source data:

  • URL Find
  • Image Moderation
  • Sentiment Analysis

Download the attachments to see example file formats and layouts.




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