Ingesting legacy data using R studio

Legacy data can now be ingested to MERMAID using the mermaidr package in R studio.

If you are new to MERMAID and just start using MERMAID, you may be trying to figure out how to import your legacy data into MERMAID. The mermaidr package is a way to ingest your old data into MERMAID. However, the ingestion process requires a fair amount of time to prepare your data in the correct format.

Ingesting data should only be used for legacy data. For ongoing project, it is easier to use the app directly.

Steps for ingestion using the mermaidr package:

  1. Create a project in MERMAID with sites and management regimes added.
  2. Adjust your data format to the MERMAID template. You can download the template for each method using the mermaid_import_get_template_and_options function from the mermaidr package. More information on how to use it can be seen here.
  3. Ensure the mandatory fields are filled. Mandatory fields has the asterix (*) sign in the column name.
  4. Check each field to make sure it matches allowed field options for importing data for a given method. To check each field, use the mermaid_import_check_options function from the mermaidr package. More information and example on how to use it can be seen here. A field that matches will produce a green check sign.
  5. After all field past the checking process, you can import the data using the mermaid_import_project_data function from the mermaidr package. The detail information and example can be seen here.

All the ingested data will appear in the collecting page. These data will need to go through the validation process before submitting it.

Each ingested data need to be validated per transect.