BIMS: Viewing Data

To view data that has already been loaded into BIMS, you first need to choose the breeding program (Fig. 2A).  Once the selections have been made, the selected program names will appear in the upper left corner of the BIMS window  (Fig. 3A).  You can change the program by clicking on the buttons in the upper left corner.

Figure 2.  Selecting the Program in BIMS.

There are three main areas of the BIMS interface.  The first part is the header region (Fig. 3A) which displays the current program, allows users to change program, has a link to the CGD homepage (Site Home), and displays the user name.  The second part of the interface is the accordion menu on the left side (Fig. 3B).  This menu allows users to switch between different sections of the BIMS program.  The last region is the tab region (Fig. 3C) and this is where users primarily interact with BIMS.  Each tab in BIMS has an "Instructions" section that can be expanded by clicking on it.  The "Instructions" have information on how to use that tab.

Figure 3.  The main parts of the BIMS interface.

Once the program has been loaded, you can explore the data that have been loaded into BIMS by clicking on the "Manage Breeding" section of the accordion menu.  Under "Manage Breeding" there are links to view information about the Program, Trait, Location, Cross, Accession, and Trial.  To view information about a certain trait, click on "Trait" (Fig. 4A) and the "Manage Trait" tab will appear.  In that tab, click on the trait of interest (Fig. 4B).  Once a trait is selected, the "Trait Details" will be displayed (Fig. 4C).

Figure 4.  Selecting and viewing Trait Details.

If you are viewing data from a private breeding program, you can also edit the information for all the items under manage breeding.  Breeders with private breeding programs will also see an "Actions" section (Fig. 5A) on the details sections for the trait, cross, etc.  The "Actions" section allows breeders to edit the properties or delete the item.

Figure 5.  Editing abilities available to breeders with private programs.

You can also view information about the other data types under "Manage Breeding" by clicking on each type.  For "Location," information about each location can be displayed.  First select "Location" (Fig. 6A), then choose the location name (Fig. 6B), and then the details will appear (Fig. 6C).

Figure 6.  Location details.

For the "Cross" (Fig. 7), "Accession" (Fig. 8), and "Trial" (Fig. 9) data types, the data details are accessed the same way.  First select the data type under "Manage Breeding" (Fig. 7A-9A), then select the one of the names (Fig. 7B-9B), and then the details will appear (Fig. 7C-9C).  For these data types, in the "Details" section there is also a "View" button that opens another tab that displays further statistics/data.

Figure 7.  Accession details.

Figure 8.  Accession details.

Figure 9.  Trial details.