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Importing CSV data

You can import data in CSV format using either the upload functionality in the Studio (Go to Data acquisition, then press the upload icon) or through the Edge Impulse CLI.

CSV Format

Edge Impulse requires CSV data to be stored in a particular format. You'll need to create one CSV file per sample (e.g. a machine with a fault state). The first row should be a header describing the sensor axes, and each row should be a single reading at a particular time. For multi-axis, time-series data, the first column name must be timestamp in millisecond format. It should have constant intervals between lines (ie: 16 below), the data ingestion service will infer the sampling frequency from the intervals. For example, this is data from an accelerometer:
timestamp,accX,accY,accZ
0,4.220828473773600,1.8800472920291100,-16.89228981323240
16,4.471770735278730,2.0017025177553300,-17.887080018505500
32,4.31928972478658,2.4953566802978500,-18.926163539013300
48,4.648792312787470,2.958335718591510,-18.5336641043514
64,4.773739711926880,2.719663740594690,-18.800019623565700
80,4.653879991315310,2.6865938301637800,-19.98305510341230
For a single, multi-axis reading (i.e. something that is not time-series data), you can omit the timestamp. Note that you must have 1 header row and only 1 data row. This is an example from a single, triple-axis accelerometer:
accX,accY,accZ
4.220828473773600,1.8800472920291100,-16.89228981323240

CSV Filename

If you prefix the file name with the name of the label, the uploader will automatically assign the right labels to your data. The prefix should end with a period before the sample name in the following format:
<label>.<unique-id>.csv
For example, faultstate1.sample0.csv will tell the Studio that the containing data should have the label faultstate1.

Example

This repository provides examples that show how to save data in CSV format to be uploaded to Edge Impulse.