Bill Scholtz — March 04, 09:51AM
The checklist format upload does not seem to work
I get the following error.
Missing location name detected in first row. Please double-check that columns 1 and 2 are blank and that all location names are present. Open the file in notepad to look for trailing commas at the end of the row.
I double checked my data and also tried to upload the sample file. I got the same error.
David Suddjian — March 04, 09:40AM
Although it doesn't seem to connect to the error message, I've sometimes found that if I delete (not just clear) columns to the right of my last column of data, and delete rows below the last row of data that it "fixes" this problem.
Bill Scholtz — March 04, 12:15PM
Thanks for the quick response. I tried your suggestion but it didn't help. I've looked at the file in notepad and there are no extra commas that would be fixed by deleting the last column. Here is the header for my file:
,,Kabini Reservoir,Nagerhole National Park
Start Time,,6:30 AM,4:00 PM
All Obs Reported (Y/N),,N,N
Dist Traveled (Miles),,2,2
Area Covered (Acres),,,
Here is the one for the sample file from eBird:
,,Tim's House,Casa Del Jeff,Paul's Boutique
Start Time,,15:15,12:00 PM,16:00
All Obs Reported (Y/N),,Y,Y,Y
Dist Traveled (Miles),,1.5,,
Area Covered (Acres),,,,
Notes,,"GBBC; cloudy, 40F; Great tit (1)","GBBC; cloudy, 40F","GBBC; cloudy, 40F"
Bill Scholtz — March 06, 10:56PM
Has anyone done a checklist upload recently. I really don't think it's working.