Enabling simple reformatting and upload of Applied Biosystems Axiom array genotype data to the CDCB database

The Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB) conducts genetic evaluation of dairy cattle for economically important traits. The CDCB database provides data for use in research and education, including the development of effective procedures for estimating the genetic merit of dairy animals.  The CDCB Export Tool is a companion software application to Applied Biosystems Axiom Analysis Suite software that enables the export and direct upload of Axiom array genotype data to the CDCB database.

Features include:

  • Launch directly from within  Axiom Analysis Suite software after Axiom array data analysis
  • Easily select your Axiom array genotype data with a simple user interface
  • Seamlessly transform genotype data for upload to the CDCB database


Download information

Obtain the latest version of the CDCB Export Tool here:

Download CDCB Export Tool


1)  Install Axiom Analysis Suite

The CDCB Export Tool requires that Axiom Analysis Suite software be installed prior to use. Axiom Analysis Suite is compatible with 64-bit Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (SP1) and Microsoft Windows 10 Professional operating systems. The CDCB Export Tool cannot be used to analyze data from the Applied Biosystems GeneChip Genome-Wide Human SNP Array 6.0 and can only be used to upload data from Axiom genotyping arrays.

2)  Configuration files

Three configuration files provided by Bioinformatics Services are required for this tool, and are specific to the Axiom array data being processed:

Approved SNP list:

List of SNPs to be exported

SNP list:

List of SNPs needed for CDCB specifications


U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) SNP IDs

Technical documentation

 CDCB Export Tool User Guide
 CDCB Export Tool Release Notes

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