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Spreadsheet Processor

The spreadsheet processor is a web application that transforms that transforms pre-configured MS Excel spreadsheet files to a ABCDNet-supported standard data format called a DarwinCore Archive file. The pre-configured Excel files contain multiple worksheets that support data entry. One worksheet supports the metadata profile. A second worksheet supports the publication of either primary biodiversity data, in the form of natural history collections /species observational data or basic species checklists. The spreadsheet processor accepts completed spreadsheet files via a web-form or as an email attachment. The processor performs a series of data validation and transformation steps and returns a validated DarwinCore Archive file to the user that can be published via ABCDNet or other biodiversity networks that support this format.