For each animal PedPal stores a variety of information such as sex, name and so on. These are called 'data fields'.
Several data fields are built in - e.g. date of birth. These are known as 'system fields'. They are listed below.
You can extend the standard list of fields by adding your own. Such fields are called 'user defined fields' or simply 'user fields'. PedPal has a limit of 100 user fields.
When you create a new data file, PedPal lets you choose from a selection of commonly used fields to add to the file - such as registration number, breeder name and so on.
Data fields can be customized in a number of ways:
The following table lists all the fixed fields that are built in to PedPal and which are always available.
To control the names used by these fields select Preferences from the File menu (Mac: use the 'PedPal' application menu), then click on the Terminology tab.
|Date of Birth||
|Date of Death||
The animal's gender.
|Sire and Dam||
Name of the sire and the dam.
The name suffix. There is an option to have this automatically appended to the animal's name when it appears in a pedigree. See Customization - Name Format.
The animal's title. This is prepended to the animal's name when it appears in a pedigree, and its presence determines whether the name is displayed with title highlighting applied. See Customization - Name Format.