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Dear users,


Please be informed that tomorrow, March 31, the Acceptance Environment of EDAMIS 4, Euro-SDMX registry and ESS-MH applications will not be accessible from 16:00 PM due to a maintenance performed in the system.

The estimated duration of this intervention is 4 hours.


We are very sorry for the inconveniences that this intervention may cause

The Eurostat metadata team is pleased to announce that a new release of the ESS Metadata Handler is now available in the Acceptance environment and accessible here.

Prior to launching the new version of ESS Metadata Handler to the Production environment in mid-April, you may have a glimpse, try and test the new features in the Acceptance environment of the ESS Metadata Handler.

This version includes for example the enhancement and smoothening of the workflow within the application with amendments in the following main aspects:

  • Editing and other possibilities depending on the status of the metadata files and the role permission of the user
    • Validators: Editing of files in "Ready for validation" without reverting the file status to "Draft"
    • Editing generally restricted for files in statuses "Validated", "Published", "Deleted".
    • improvement of "Recall" actions with guidelines and options to chose the destination status (depending on the assigned user role)
  • Notifications on actions performed in ESS MH to the various user roles
    • Provider and Super Provider will receive notifications when metadata files, they have access to, are being
      • "Validated" and "Published" or requested for clarification, i.e. "Need info (before Validation)";
      • "Restored" or "Deleted"
    • Validators now also receive notifications when metadata files they have access to are "Unpublished" and certain "Recall" actions are performed.
  • Abandoning of "Owner" concept in ESS MH: There is no "Owner" of a file recorded anymore, instead the "Sender" is recorded and displayed, whenever a file is being sent for validation. For information only, no notifications are tied to "Sender".

Furthermore, the following improvements or new features are introduced:

  • When the Editing wizard to a metadata file is blocked due to a lock by another user, you can now drop a message to the user occupying the file of interest via a "Notify the user" feature.
  • HTML views of guidelines available to Validators in  Administration > Guidelines.

The sections ESS MHUser Guide and the Short User Guide will be updated in due time before the release in ESS MH Production.

Please do not hesitate to contact ESTAT-METADATA@ec.europa.eu in case you have any question.

Dear users,


Please be informed due to an urgent intervention in the servers hosting EDAMIS 3 and EDAMIS 4 Production applications, both systems will not be available from at 19:30 (CET) to included.

We are very sorry for the inconveniences that this intervention may cause

Dear users,


Please be informed that EDAMIS 4 Production application will not be accessible due to a maintenance scheduled Today at 18:00.  The estimated duration of the intervention is 4 hours.


We are very sorry for the inconveniences that this intervention may cause.

Dear users,


Please be informed that  EDAMIS 4 and EDAMIS 3 Production applications will not be accessible due to a maintenance following below planning:


EDAMIS4 and EDAMIS 3 Production environments unavailable :


  • Wednesday, 9th of December from 16:00. Estimated duration of the intervention 3
  • Friday, 11th of December from 17:00. Estimated duration of the intervention 3


We are very sorry for the inconveniences that these interventions may cause.

Dear users,


Please be informed that tomorrow, December 4, the Acceptance Environment of EDAMIS 3 and EDAMIS 4 applications will not be accessible from 09:00 AM due to a maintenance performed in the system.

The estimated duration of this intervention is 3 hours.


We are very sorry for the inconveniences that this intervention may cause.

Eurostat metadata team is pleased to announce that a new release of the ESS Metadata Handler is now available in the Production environment and accessible here.

This version includes for example the enhancement or new availability of features:

  • Enhanced, more SDMX compliant implementation of code lists in metadata files. On download from and import to ESSMH, concepts referenced to code lists contain the code ID parsed in the tag <genericmetadata:Value>code ID</genericmetadata:Value>. For codelists accepting multiple values (multiple choice), each selected code is parsed in a separate tag accordingly. For backward compatibility, the application ESSMH also imports sdmx.xml files with concept values in form of code labels.
  • New Download and Report options in ESSMH for Viewer and Super viewer, ensuring confidentiality of information in metadata files.
  • New feature to export from and import xlsx files to ESSMH. Users can upload Excel files following a specific format, which can be retrieved from ESSMH. The import supports all representation formats currently in use for concepts (String, Date, Code lists, Boolean), enables to import of Images and Annexes and can be used for creation or modification of Metadata files, the user has access to. The import template comprises of three sheets,
    • "Metadata" containing all important administrative metadata for the file to be created / modified and the concepts of the Metadata or Quality report along with the corresponding concept values plus additional restriction flags, if applicable; 
    • "Parameters" containing the identifiers (e.g. Concept IDs) for all the items from Metadata sheet;
    • "Annexes" containing information on attachments made to Metadata Attributes / Concepts or the Metadata file globally.

   This export and import feature is available for the export and import of Guidelines, too. Technical specifications for the file import to ESS MH can be found here.


If you want to learn more about ESS MH, please take a look at the sections ESS MHUser Guide and the Short User Guide.

Please do not hesitate to contact ESTAT-METADATA@ec.europa.eu in case you have any question.

Dear user,

Due to some IT improvements ESSMH and RAMON/CODED will be temporarily unavailable between 20 and 22 hours CET on Thursday 19 November.

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

Eurostat metadata team

We are glad to inform you that the release 4.8.0. version of EDAMIS 4 application has been implemented in Production and is accessible here.


The following reports are available in the Reports tab of the main menu of EDAMIS 4:


  • Dataset Country Link
  • Link by Dataset and Organisation
  • Timetable Report


We would like to highlight the importance of this release because once will be implemented in Production, it will allow the closure of all EDAMIS 3 reports with the exception of the reports related to the Web Forms that will continue to be available in EDAMIS3.

This means that shortly the EDAMIS 3 Portal will be available for:


  • The Transmissions of Web Forms
  • The consultations of reports on Web Forms


A new FAQ including more explanations about how the timetable is working in EDAMIS 4 has been created in our Infospace, where you can also consult the timeline and find training videos.


One more step is accomplished on the road to the migration to EDAMIS 4!

Dear users,


Due to the release of a new version in Production, the EDAMIS 4 application will not be accessible next Wednesday, 11th of November since 17:00pm. The estimated duration of the intervention is 2 hours approximately.

Once the intervention finishes, the EDAMIS 4 application will open again for transmissions.

The EDAMIS 3 Web Portal is now closed for all-non Web-Forms transmissions. Therefore, you need to switch to EDAMIS 4.

The EDAMIS 4 Web Portal is available at the following links:

In case you transmit data to Eurostat using Web Forms, you still have to use EDAMIS 3.

If you are not familiarised with the EDAMIS 4 application, we have Training videos available online.

More information about the new application is also available on the EDAMIS 4 Migration Info Space link.

If you have any question, do not hesitate to contact us at ESTAT-SUPPORT-EDAMIS@ec.europa.eu

Dear EDAMIS users,


Please be informed that the planned intervention impacting EUROSTAT’s data exchange and validation systems has been rescheduled to Thursday, 20 August. This intervention will cause a delay in the reception of validation feedback via EDAMIS.

The estimated duration of the intervention remains the same: 4 hours, starting at 10:00 AM (CEST)


Eurostat metadata team is pleased to announce that a new release of the ESS Metadata Handler is now available in the Production environment and accessible here.

This version includes for example the enhancement of several features:

  • The download of a metadata file / multiple metadata files from the ESS MH User Interface is now more direct and contains the full views, displaying also concept values of restricted concepts. This download is available for all user roles with Edit rights on a metadata file, i.e. Provider, Super Provider, Validator, Publisher.
  • A download functionality (SDMX-ML) for any historical version of a metadata file in the “View history of the metadata file” option. It also allows to directly restore any historical version of the metadata file available in the ESSMH.
  • Notifications sent to the users contain the URL to the respective environment of the application ESS MH, allowing a more direct access.
  • Metadata files that were deleted preliminary can be restored both individually or in batch.
  • Comparison of two different metadata files takes into account also items Related data tables, Related Metadata and For publication.
  • Tracking report available for Eurostat domain managers (Validators) allowing to follow actions taken on Metadata files, Templates and Guidelines under their responsibility.


If you want to learn more about ESS MH, please take a look at the sections ESS MHUser Guide and the Short User Guide.

Please do not hesitate to contact ESTAT-METADATA@ec.europa.eu in case you have any question.