The sunset date for the XLS version and implementation of the CSV version will be January 1, 2017. Laboratories will not be able to submit XLS spreadsheets after this date, however, Inspection Agencies (IAs) will continue to have access to accept spreadsheets in the XLS version.
With the June 27 release, the CPD has the capability to accept either XLS or CSV file types. Laboratories are able to submit the XLS versions of the upload spreadsheets to complete any mid-process product lines. This period of overlap will last until December 31, 2016.