Metal Transaction Upload
The Metal Recycling Program offers an upload utility by which data can be exported
from an external system and uploaded to this website. The Transaction File Upload
process described here requires a user to manually upload a file. TxDPS offers additional
methods for automating Transaction submissions and manually entering Transactions:
If you are looking to manually enter information, you should use the web interface
by clicking the Add
Transaction link on the maintenance screen.
How the Upload Process Works
The first step in uploading a file is to create the file. It is not expected that
this file will be created by hand; it should be created by an export process for
the system that the data originates from. Details on creating a file can be found
The file should be validated by an external system using the supplied validation
tools. Files containing errors will be rejected in full and will have to be resubmitted.
After uploading the file is validated and checked for duplicate invoice numbers.
The user then submits the pending Transactions and they are saved to the system.
Validation rules and restrictions on modifying existing information are consistant
accross all methods of Transaction submission.
Version 1.5 File Format
The web site only accepts XML files. Excel, Word and Text files are not accepted.
Sample Data File
Dates should be entered using standard xs:date format. The following chart shows
what is and is not accepted by the sytem: