The GLAD tool utilizes the CFG (Consortium for Functional Glycomics) format of condensed IUPAC names for glycans in order to draw the structures on-the-fly during the analysis. This allows any user to draw the structures which they would like. We have developed another tool called GlycoGlyph which can help users draw structures using a graphical user interface and retrieve the names. GlycoGlyph also allows you to retrieve information about the glycan from other databases such as GlyTouCan, GlyGen, PubChem and CheBI.
We recommend you use GlycoGlyph Tool to format the sequences in the “Name” column of GLAD input files. If you use GlycoGlyph, please remember to cite it https://doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/btaa190