Importing Data

Import from Text/CSV

If you have pedigree data in a 3rd party product, or in a spreadsheet such as Excel, text/CSV import is the way to transfer your data into PedPal.

The first thing you need to do is create a text/CSV file with separate columns for data such as name, sex, date of birth, sire name, dam name, and so on. This is usually straightforward if your data is in Excel - just use 'Save As' and select 'Text (Tab delimited)' as the file format. If you have it stored using a 3rd party pedigree software product, whether or you can extract your data in text/CSV format depends on that product. Some provide that facility, others do not. PedPal does not provide the means to import directly from 3rd party products. You need to get your data into text/CSV format first.

For further information on exactly how to configure PedPal to accept your text/CSV data please see the text/CSV import section of the User Guide.

Pedigree Import from Breeders Assistant and Pedigree Assistant

Commencing with PedPal v3 you can easily transfer pedigree data from Breeders Assistant and Pedigree Assistant into PedPal without need to use a CSV (text file) export/import procedure.

This is available in both the Windows and Mac versions of PedPal. If you are a Mac user and have previously stored your pedigrees using Breeders Assistant (BA) or Pedigree Assistant (PA) on a Windows PC, all you need to do is to copy your BA/PA data file from the Windows PC to your Mac, then import it into PedPal. It does not matter that the original data file was created under Windows.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note that PedPal is not intended to be a drop-in replacement to either Breeders Assistant and Pedigree Assistant. Only the pedigree records are transferred (i.e., the animals - not other records like matings, contacts, show records etc) and some rarely used data within the animal records is not transferred. For more details see the User Guide sections on importing from Breeders Assistant and Pedigree Assistant.

To import your BA/PA data into PedPal all you need to do is:

Breeders Assistant Import Options

Breeders Assistant Import Options

  1. Choose either File|Import From Breeders Assistant or File|Import From Pedigree Assistant, then select your old pedigree data file.
  2. Once you have selected your input file, PedPal will inspect the file and its contents. Select the fields you want to import.
  3. Click OK. The file will be imported.
  4. Use File|Save As to save it as a PedPal data file.
  5. This last step is optional but recommended: select File|Settings and then adjust (i) the User Fields and (ii) the Details Window Layout tabs. This lets you control the names of the fields, their layout within the Record Details window and the order in which fields appear in pedigrees.

Breeders Assistant Import Options

Breeders Assistant Import Options


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