Electronic Data Deliverable (EDD)

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Electronic Data Deliverable (EDD)

An Electronic Data Deliverable (EDD) is an electronic, tabular format for sharing, manipulating, and using data. An EDD may be distributed in the format of a Microsoft Excel workbook, Microsoft Access database, ASCII file, CSV file, text (*.txt) file, zip file, and in certain cases, XML file format.


An EDD file follows a consistent design meant to organize information in a useful format and typically contains header row(s) that define what each column (field) in the EDD represents and in what format that data should be entered. An EDD may or may not contain header rows (analytical data from laboratories typically does not have header information). The example below shows a small portion of an EDD that has two header rows, indicated by the '#' symbol.





Note: If you are importing to EDP an XML file that was created from a report or data table export from within EQuIS Professional, please review this Known Issue Forum post.