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Where Can I Find mdEditor?

Right now mdEditor is in Beta at

What Can I Do With the App?

Right now you can enter data into the app either by hand or using a combination of a ScienceBase record and by hand data entry (See "Seeding a Record Using ScienceBase).


If you save a copy of your mdJSON you can upload that file back into the app later and continue working on that item (See "Upload a Copy of your mdJSON File").

Seeding a Record Using ScienceBase


mdEditor allows users to seed (or start to populate) a record using an existing ScienceBase (SB) Record. 

The set of letters and number after /item/ is your SB ID number in the example below the SB ID number is 505bc673e4b08c986b32bf81.


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  • Copy the SB ID number out of the URL, paste it into mdEditor, and then click the "Retrieve SB record" button

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Your record will be populated with as much data from ScienceBase as the app can pull for you.

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Saving a Copy of Your Record as an mdJSON File

You can save your record at any stage in the data entry process by clicking on the "Save mdJSON" button . Which under the SAVE heading, which will download and save a copy of your work to your computer.

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Upload a Copy of Your mdJSON File

If you save a copy of your mdJSON (See "Saving a Copy of Your Record as an mdJSON File) you can upload that file back into the app later and continue working on the item.

  • To upload a copy of your work click Choose File on the "Choose File" (1)right
  • Select your file from your computer (2)
  • Click Open to upload the file (3)



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You will see that a copy of your file has been added to the app and the relevant fields have been appropriately filled out.


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