Enter Data > Data Entry

It will bring you to a page where you can choose what collection to enter data into.

Select the collection you need in the drop down menu under “Begin at…” and click the blue “Enter Data” button next to it.

You should be brought to the page that lets you enter data.

Note that the background should be green. If it is not, for some reason Arctos will not let you save your data. To get a green screen try using different browsers. For instance, I can only enter data when using Google Chrome while the lab computer works using Internet Explorer.


Data Entry Breakdown…

Cat Item IDs


Other IDs



Random Junk


Collecting Event


Coordinates (event and locality)



Occasionally data which has no place in the default screen will be available. This may be handled in two ways.

Option One: Flags

A flag may be added to the record during entry …

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… and then, after the record has been loaded, it may be located by searching flags …

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… and resolving any issues. This approach requires reliable procedures.

Option Two: Extras

The most common “extras” are available from the bottom of the data entry screen….

These options allow, for example, adding parts with multiple attributes. Simply select the appropriate type …

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… provide whatever’s requested by the form, and save.

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These data are written to the Component Loader system, which generates a weekly report.

All finished!

Data Entry Tutorial Video

Data Entry Example