Sign and Submit

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Sign and Submit

EarthSoft’s Standard formats include a sign and submit tool that packages an EDD so it is ready to submit to EQuIS Enterprise EDP.


Similar to saving as a .zip, the Sign and Submit tool simplifies the package process by creating a .zip file that includes the required user certificate. The .zip file created is then ready to submit via web upload, email or FTP submittal. Additionally, the Sign and Submit tool names the file to match the standard naming convention (<unique identifier>.<facility code>.<format name>.zip). Sign and Submit sets the unique identifier as the current date.


Many individuals using the Sign and Submit tool are using EDP Standalone because they are not connected to the database and must use Enterprise to submit data.


Several EarthSoft clients have developed custom Sign and Submit tools that create the .zip file and automatically upload the data to their Enterprise Sites for automatic processing.