I am writing software whose purpose is to allow users to enter in a set of data to be analysed and stored, among a few other things.

I'm looking for a one word solution to let my users know that a button will take them to a page to allow for the collection(and storage of data). I've been wracking my brain for a while about this now and cannot come up with anything close, let alone elegant.

I am currently using "Record Data" as the phrase but am unhappy with it and hope there is a better fitting option.

I have also seen the question below and I'm hoping my use case is different enough. One word for data collection and data dissemination

  • As suggested in a comment on the linked question, why not aggregation?
    – bib
    Dec 3, 2015 at 22:46
  • You ask for one word but are currently using two. What about, "Begin Collection"? Depending on how much your users know about your program you might get away with simply, "Start"
    – Jim
    Dec 4, 2015 at 8:56
  • I think compile would be excellent, if it didn't already have a very specific meaning in the software context. Here it would just be confusing to power users. Dec 4, 2015 at 16:56

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Consider Data registry.

Example: The ESA Data Registry is a publicly accessible registry describing scientific data sets on ecology and the environment. The data sets registered here are associated with articles published in the journals of the Ecological Society of America. They are registered here in order to facilitate communication and data sharing by scientists.

I didn't proposed "data register" because this expression usually refers to internal memory storage of digital processor.


It may not be pretty on a button, but consider:

Agglomerate¹ (verb)

  1. collect or form into a mass or group.

The way I see it being used:

Press (this button) to agglomerate the data for analysis.

¹Oxford American College Dictionary

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