Daylight | Cloud | 2021-02-27

Enhancements

  • Project Management: Simplify data upload with a new Create Project page

Project Management: Simplify data upload with a new Create Project page

We’ve released a new Create project page to make the data upload process easier and to reduce the amount of data formatting you need to do in Excel to prepare a file to upload.  Below is a list of things that changed.

 

Document usage meter always visible

Previously, the usage meter at the top of the page was only displayed after a file was selected for upload. Now, the meter is displayed even before a file is selected.

 

Project info moved from left sidebar to top of page

The fields for project information, such as Project name and Language have been moved from a vertical area on the left to be across the top of the page.

Overview of instructions on page 

A summary of instructions is displayed to serve as a quick reference. This is not new, but a reminder that drag and drop is supported here.

Data Summary panel

There is a scrollable vertical column of elements on the left representing the columns in the uploaded dataset. From here, you can designate the data type for each column. Previously, you had to format the column header in the source file to indicate the data type for each column. You will no longer need to do that. You can just select it from the drop down within each element. You can continue to indicate the data type in the column header if you prefer or already have a workflow set up to do that. 

You will also be able to see information or a preview of how the data in each column will be handled by Daylight based on the data type selection. For metadata columns, you will see a preview of how the data will appear in the Filter.

Data Display panel

The main part of the page will display up to the first 100 rows of the uploaded dataset. You can refer to the data here as you’re going through the Data Summary panel to make the data type selections.

 

Navigation

You can click and hover in both the Data Summary panel and Data Display panel to simplify navigation. Clicking on an element in the Data Summary panel will scroll the Data Display panel and highlight the corresponding column. Conversely, clicking on a column in the Data Display panel will scroll the Data Summary panel and highlight the corresponding element. Hovering behaves similarly, but only for already visible elements or columns - ie. things will not scroll on hover.

Errors and Warnings

A count of Errors and Warnings found in the data, if any, will be shown above the Data Summary panel. Errors are issues that prevent the upload and must be fixed. Warnings are various things that we want to call to your attention to review. 

Error and Warning messages that apply at the project level are displayed just below the counts. Error and Warning messages that apply to specific columns in the data are displayed within the corresponding element in the Data Summary panel.

 

Uploading to an existing project

When uploading data to an existing project, in addition to these new features, you will also see Warnings for metadata fields that don’t match between the project and the data being uploaded.