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Hey there,

I recently upgraded to the latest openLCA version (1.10.2). In the previous version I could import EcoSpold2 files via the import function. Now, I cannot find this option anymore. Is there a way to work around that?

The file ending is *.spold

The content looks like this

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<ecoSpold xmlns="http://www.EcoInvent.org/EcoSpold02">
<activity id="752be81c-6773-4192-874d-c4a4105c4374" activityNameId="2917e4c6-4eaa-418b-b08e-6a88756403f0" inheritanceDepth="0" type="1" specialActivityType="0">
<activityName xml:lang="en">treatment of ash, FW_HTC w.c. 0%, sanitary landfill</activityName><synonym xml:lang="en">municipal waste landfill</synonym>


I already changed the extension to .xml and tried to import it, but no success with any option.

I hope you can help me out here!

Thank you,


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At least in my case the more or less convenient way to import and export as well as editing also bigger datasets, is to export them as ILCD zip files and then editing them by using a good xml editor (e.g. Atom https://atom.io/). It takes a while to figure out the structure of ILCD files but after a while it is very efficient working and at least until now it does not produce any issues.