Metadata

Per each entry collected, Epicollect5 add some metadata automatically.

name

description

ec5_uuid

The unique identifier of the row of data.

ec5_parent_uuid

For child forms only, the unique identifier of the parent row of data.

ec5_branch_owner_uuid

For branch forms only, the unique identifier of the form entry that owns the branch row of data.

ec5_branch_ref

The name of the column in your main form that lists how many branches you have for each entry.

updated_at

Timestamp when the entry is uploaded to the server. Subsequent uploads, due to editing for example, will update this value.

created_at

Timestamp when the entry was created.

created_by

Private projects only, the email of the user who created the entry (if available, if a project was initially set as public, those public entries will not have any user linked.

Location questions

Each location question is split into six parts, with the prefixes:

  • lat_ (latitude)

  • long_ (longitude)

  • accuracy_ (accuracy)

  • UTM_Northing_ (UTM Northing)

  • UTM_Easting_ (UTM Easting)

  • UTM_zone_ (UTM Zone)

The location data are provided in both decimal degrees (to 6 decimal places precision) and UTM format.