The template is a YAML file with instructions for how to upload a dataset. The goal of the template is to get your data into groups, projects, subjects, sessions, and acquisitions as shown below:
It is likely that your data does not fit into the Flywheel hierarchy exactly, so the template allows you to configure how you would like to upload your dataset so it fits into the above organizational hierarchy. The template also allows you to take folder and file names and use those for labels in Flywheel. For example, you can use a folder name from your dataset to name the session in Flywheel.
From your local directory structure
The image below shows an example dataset along with how the structure will fit into the Flywheel hierarchy.
To the Flywheel hierarchy
Using the methods described in this article, the dataset from above can be transformed into a hierarchy that works in Flywheel: