Changes in Version 2 of NetPedigree
We have now started to use only version 2 of NetPedigree, the program we use to publish pedigrees online.
This version does several things in another way compared to version 1. Therefore we will describe a few things on this page to try to answer the most common questions.
The Search Function
The change most users notice is the search function. It works a little different than in the old version and when we started to use NetPedigree 2 it had a few problems that hopefully are solved by now.
As a result the search results will probably differ compared with the old version and you might need to change/adjust your search behavior. You can learn more about the new search function in the user guide.
But, the aim for us, is that you as a user of PawPeds in most cases shouldn't need to do any specific settings to find the animal you are looking for. Although, you might need to adjust it according to your own search behavior and needs.
If you normally just write the main parts of the name you are looking for and you know how the name is spelled you should use the search setting Substring.
On the other hand, if you are looking for a name that you aren't sure of how it is spelled and/or you know that you sometimes write typos you should use the search setting that allows errors (Few/Some/Many Errors). The search setting Some Errors is also the default search setting since it is most similar to the search function in version 1.
Redirect of Old Links
Since we don't use version 1 anymore we have a function that redirects old links to the new URL syntax that version 2 uses. This function manages the most common variants. If it can't interpret the old URL it redirects to the search page of the currect database or PawPeds home page as the last resort.
One big difference from version 1 is that we use new ids in version 2. The reason for this is that the id in version 2 is unique for all databases regardless of breed or species. Since this wasn't the case before, we had to generate new ids for all individuals we have in all our databases.
If you make a link to an animal's pedigree you should use the URL with an id number. For example http://www.pawpeds.com/db/?a=p&id=454397&p=crn.
The id numbers will be kept for each individual in PawPeds. In general for decades. At the moment a small amount of animals might lose there id if they have been duplicated in the database. This will also be solved so that an "old" id number can be used to access the animal after a duplicate merge.
Note that the British Shorthair and the Ocicat don't have stable ids at the moment since they are created in a special way and still exists just in version 1.