When trying to add, delete or change blasts in mXrap, best practice is to use the ‘Blasts Editor’ found under the ‘General Set-Up Windows’ tab:
If you need to make bulk changes however, it may be tempting to directly alter the input file in the root folder.
Problem: When you open the ‘Blasts.csv’ in MS Excel, it automatically changes the date format and mXrap is no longer able to read the blast information.
Solution: Prior to saving the new file, format the Date column to match the input required for your root: yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss.0
This is the typical input format, but you may have to modify slightly in order to match the format for your specific root.