How to View your Data


 
In time you will be able to store almost any data in your Personal Data Store. Also, the more data you store the more useful your PDS is likely to be to you. We have provided you with a structure and prompts for a wide range of data fields that we think will be most useful but there is really no limit about how you use it. Although you are currently not able to store formatted file types such as image files, music files, office documents, etc. we plan to extend the PDS capability to include file upload for a wide range of file types. The data in your PDS will become even more useful to you as you make connections to more organisations.
 
The data is displayed in panels using ‘tabs’ (like file dividers) across the top and down the right hand side of the panel. The tabs across the top represent main categories of data (think of them as empty file dividers) and those on the right are the subdividers relevant to the main category that is highlighted. For example, your main file divider might be ‘house’ and within that you may have sections for phone, insurance, gas, electricity, etc. Each panel along with its relevant side tab is called a section. There is no limit to the number of sections you can add and we will explain how to add them, rename and reorder them to suit you.
 
When you first log on to your new PDS you will immediately be able to see some blank panels of data designed to hold the most common data at the heart of who you are and that support many other data areas of your life, such as name, date of birth, etc.  There are two sections available shown by the tabs across the top - ‘Personal’ and ‘Home’ and a third called ‘Manage’ which we will explain in a moment.  Remember that each of these sections contains subdividers navigated using the tabs on the right.  So, if the ‘Personal’ section tab is highlighted in white then, to start with, the ‘Basics’ tab on the right will also be selected and you will be able to enter basic information such as your name.