Data Provider Toolkit


The freeware "ecoEditor for ecoinvent version 3" is the tool to create, edit, review and upload datasets for the future versions of the ecoinvent database. 

It replaces the old (only internally used) ecoEditor 1 and the spreadsheet-based ecoSpoldAccess. The ecoEditor is free to use.


Supporting Documents for the ecoEditor
ecoEditor Tutorial
ecoEditor Workshop for Editors

The ecoEditor Software

Freeware ecoEditor for Data Providers


The software "ecoEditor for ecoinvent version 3" is free to use.


The primary use of the ecoEditor is to submit data to ecoinvent and not for accessing the ecoinvent database. If you would simply like to access the database, view or download datasets, please login to the database through ecoQuery.


A document providing a short introduction to the software is installed on your computer as part of the ecoEditor. In addition, a four part audio-visual tutorials of ecoEditor offer a basic introduction to the tool.


For more information detailed information also have a look at our FAQs or contact us at


Download the ecoEditor

ecoEditor Release Notes

Access to Unlinked Datasets


The ecoEditor gives you access to the production database of ecoinvent; in other words you have access to the latest accepted status of all unlinked datasets of the future version of the ecoinvent database. With the ecoEditor tool you can download these datasets (e.g. in order to prepare a corrected version of these data or to establish a new dataset on the basis of one of the existing datasets) .


The download requires a data provider account, for which you can apply directly from the software, and is limited to 10 datasets per day.


We hope you will enjoy working with the ecoEditor and are looking forward to your contributions for the improvement and expansion of our database.


In case you find a bug or have suggestions to improve the ecoEditor please contact us at


Supporting Documents for the ecoEditor

ecoEditor User Manual

A user manual providing an introduction to the ecoEditor, describing the important aspects in in using the ecoEditor but also how to login the very first time.


A short introduction to ecoEditor

Report of Changes

These report document the changes made in the datasets from the previous version as well as explaining how to adapt them in the new version. They also list the updates done to existing datasets and exchanges.


Report of Changes | ecoinvent 3.01 to 3.1


Report of Changes | ecoinvent 2.2 to 3.01 

Dataset Documentation User Manual

A manual describing how the documentation should be distributed among the various comment fields in the ecoEditor.

Dataset Documentation Manual

Correspondence Files


The correspondence files provide both names and ID-numbers of activities and exchanges as well as of elementary exchanges from ecoinvent version 2.2 to version 3.0. 


Correspondence Files from ecoinvent 2.2 to 3.0

EcoEditor Tutorials

Part 1: Fundamentals

Part 2: Interface

Part 3: Creating a Basic Dataset

Part 4: Submission & Review Process

Recording | ecoEditor Workshop for Editors

Review Tasks in the ecoEditor


Are you a new ecoinvent Editor and would like to gain more information on the review process?


Have a look at the recording of the ecoEditor workshop for editors in January 2012.