Spreadsheet files can be exported from and imported into the Breeding Management System (See more on importing germplasm lists and trial and nursery data). BMS files (.xls) files contain description and observation worksheets corresponding to germplasm lists and data from nurseries and trials.
The first worksheet contains a description of the germplasm list, cross, nursery, or trial.
Description Sheet: Describes a cowpea nursery
The second worksheet, titled Observation, contains the observation data. Column headings are specified by ontology terms recognized by the database.
Observation Sheet: Contains the nursery information and observations