Importing External Sensor Data

The Data Capture Lab can import sensor data from any external source if it is in a CSV, WAV, or QLSM format.

DCLI Format and Pre-Labeled Data

If you labeled your data through an external source you can import your labels via the DCLI format. Find out how to use the .dcli format in the Importing Pre-Labeled Data tutorial


If you want to import your sensor data without labels you can skip the Pre-Labeled Data tutorial.

CSV Format

If you are importing CSV files then your data should have a header row


How to Import Sensor Data

  1. Create a new project in the DCL

  2. Click File → Import Files and select the files you wish to import

  1. Select the columns you wish to import (CSV only)



You should only import your sensor data columns into the file. If you have labels you wish to import, you can create a .dcli file to import these labels. See more about this feature in the Importing Pre-Labeled Data tutorial

  1. (Optional) Rename columns (CSV Only)

  1. Click Next

  1. Select a sensor configuration to associate with your files and click Next



If you did not use one of the built-in device plugins you can click Skip to setup a custom sensor configuration profile

  1. Enter a name for your sensor configuration profile and click Save