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Hi,

I work with Soda4LCA and I have questions about the elementary flows from OpenLCA and the ILCD generated by the export function of the software. I've been making new processes (OpenLCA 1.11) using ecoinvent 3.9.1 and, when exporting these files as ILCD (so to place it in Soda4LCA), the elementary flows does not appear to have proper EF 3.0 ids (the elementary flow list expected in Soda4LCA and in the ILCD format). They have specific ids from the OpenLCA reference list (such as regionalized entries), ecoinvent ids and so on.

My questions are:
- Does the OpenLCA elementary flow reference list have a document with all their available ids?
- Does the ecoinvent 3.9.1 adapted to OpenLCA have a document with all the available elementary flow ids?
- Does the elementary flows inside ecoinvent 3.9.1 in OpenLCA have a proper mapping to ILCD EF 3.0 and could be exported that way?

Thanks in advance
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First, you should use a newer openLCA version, especially since openLCA 2.2 has a way to directly connect and download to any soda4LCA source that is accessible on the web.

To your questions:

Does the OpenLCA elementary flow reference list have a document with all their available ids?

-> no but if you create a database with reference data, you have all the referfence data (and can check the flows e.g. by select * from tbl_flows in the sql window)

Does the ecoinvent 3.9.1 adapted to OpenLCA have a document with all the available elementary flow ids?

-> Same as above but check this with a database in openLCA that contains ei3.9.1

Does the elementary flows inside ecoinvent 3.9.1 in OpenLCA have a proper mapping to ILCD EF 3.0 and could be exported that way

-> openLCA lets you apply mappings, also in export, a database created in openLCA with reference data contains default mappings to several other systems, if these are "proper" is a bit a matter of definition.

edit: Thank you for your comment, the default mappings are here (for a database with reference data):

You can also copy and edit them.

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Thanks Andreas, the tip with the SQL definitely will help.
I've tried OpenLCA 2.2 and, about the mapping, where can I access these default mappings to other systems? In the export function? Are these downloadable mappings to use with the mapping functionality?
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