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I have access to Ecoinvent but the database are in escosplod and xlsx format. How to download those for openLCA format.
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same answer applies to you - thank you ;)

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Please download databses for openLCA from openLCA Nexus, thank you!
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To convert Ecoinvent database files in ESCOSplod and XLSX formats to the openLCA format, you can follow these steps:

  1. Download and install openLCA: Visit the openLCA website (https://www.openlca.org/) and download the latest version of openLCA for your operating system. Install the software on your computer.
  2.  Prepare the Ecoinvent database files: Ensure that you have the Ecoinvent database files in ESCOSplod (.ecospold) and XLSX (.xlsx) formats ready for conversion. These files should be obtained from the Ecoinvent website or through a licensed subscription.
  3. Launch openLCA: Open the openLCA software on your computer. It may take a few moments to load.
  4. Import the Ecoinvent database: In the openLCA interface, go to the "File" menu and select "Import." Choose the option that corresponds to the format of your Ecoinvent files (either ESCOSplod or XLSX).
  5. Select the files to import: Browse your computer's file system and locate the Ecoinvent files you wish to convert. Select the appropriate files and click "Open" or "Import."
  6. Conversion and import: openLCA will begin the process of converting and importing the Ecoinvent files into its native format. This process may take some time, depending on the size of the database.
  7. Verify and use the imported database: Once the conversion and import process is complete, you should see the Ecoinvent database available for use within openLCA. You can now explore and utilize the data in the openLCA format for life cycle assessment (LCA) studies and other related purposes.

It's important to note that the conversion process from ESCOSplod and XLSX formats to openLCA format may require specific versions of the openLCA software and Ecoinvent database files. It's recommended to consult the official openLCA documentation or seek assistance from their support channels for any specific technical requirements or troubleshooting.

Please ensure that you have the necessary rights and permissions to use the Ecoinvent database, as it may be subject to licensing agreements or usage restrictions.

Ellen Litwack
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I approved this here to highlight that this will not really work, even if you get ecoinvent in "ESCOSplod" format. We offer ecoinvent for the same price as ecoinvent, and provide access also to the full ecoinvent content in addition to the openLCA adapted versions, thus if you want to use ecoinvent with openLCA, purchase from us and you support the openLCA development. If you, however, want to boycot us, but use openLCA, you can try these or similar half-understood guidelines, but you will not get the same usability, nor even correct results.