Appending or adding additional data to an OSP project is a fairly common occurrence. Unfortunately, it’s not unusual for you to receive incomplete or outdated data from your schools or organizations. Perhaps the most important item you should remember when faced with updating your data on OPS is to never reupload all your data a 2nd time to your project. You must simply add or replace data to the existing OPS data using an updated .csv file.
A note about appending your OPS Data.
The Group Matching instructions below require you to append your existing project data in OPS. It’s extremely important for you to follow the instructions below to ensure your project does not become corrupted with duplicate data.
Do’s and Don’ts when appending your OPS data
- When adding data to your project (such as Group Image file names) you should limit the column names in your new .csv data file to only the existing project’s data field names requiring changes plus the Ticketcode (or student password) column.
- Never upload your appending data without the OPS’s ticket code or student password included in your new data. The only exception to this rule would be if you are adding a new student’s name which was not included in the original posted data.
- Flow Users: A Ticketcode is still needed for new subjects if your ticket codes were generated in Flow.
Note: Any field can be edited on your posted OPS Data by adding the edit info in the new appended .csv file. As an example, editing a first name from Michael to Mike would require you to type Mike in the First Name field and then enter his Ticketcode number. Doing this will only change Michael’s first name to Mike and leave the remainder of his data unchanged.
Appending OPS Image Data
Appending Image Names Data is handled slightly differently than Text Data. Create a new Appended Data .CSV file with Column Names of First and Last name, Ticketcode, and Image Name. Enter the existing information for each column in your Appended data .csv file and include the new .jpg file name only in the Image Name column. OPS will Not overwrite your existing .jpg or .png file names, it will only add new files names. If you have to add more than one file name to a subject, you can add as many as you need by separating the image file names with a semicolon. (Example: DCS_123456.jpg;DCS_123457.jpg;DCS_123458.jpg)
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