All GRID data may be submitted via data file upload. However, most facilities choose to enter the Facility, Monthly Data by Facility, and Monthly Data by Physician forms manually. 

To start the upload process, use the file specifications, below, to create a data file in the correct format. You can start with a blank Excel worksheet and follow the layout to add each field according to the format and values specified. Alternatively, you can also create your file as a pipe-delimited text file.

Next, if you created your file as an Excel worksheet, convert it to a text (.txt) file. If this is your first time creating a file you may need to configure your computer to use the ‘|’ (vertical bar) character when converting the file.

Make sure you name your file according to the following naming conventions, where <yyyymmdd-hrmiss> specifies the year, month, day, and time the file was created - e.g. 20180215-085100.txt for February 15, 2018, 8:51 a.m.


File Naming Convention



Monthly Data by Facility


Monthly Data by Physician




Once your .txt file is ready, follow the Data File Upload process to upload the text file to the registry. Be sure to check the file status to see if there are errors you need to investigate or correct.

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