Geneious Prime does not restrict you to the meta-data types that it comes with. You can create your own types to store any information you want.
To create a new type, click Edit meta-data types, then click the Create button at the bottom left of the panel. This creates a new type, with one empty ﬁeld, and displays it in the panel to the right.
Note. The Name and Description ﬁelds distinguish your meta-data type from other user-deﬁned types. They do not have any constraints.
Next, you need to decide what values your Meta-Data Type will store by specifying its ﬁelds:
Field name. This deﬁnes what the ﬁeld will be called. It will be displayed alongside columns such as Description and Creation Date in the Documents Table. You can have more than one Field in a single Meta-Data Type - to add or remove a ﬁeld from the type, click the + or - buttons to the right of the ﬁeld.
Field type. This describes the kind of information that the column contains such as Text, Integer, and True/False. The full list of choices is shown in ﬁgure 5.9 .
Constraints. These are limiting factors on the data and are speciﬁc to each ﬁeld type. For example, numbers have numerical constraints – is greater than, is less than, is greater or equal to, and is less or equal to. These can be changed to suit. The constraints for each ﬁeld can be viewed by clicking the “View Constraints” button next to the ﬁeld. This will show a pop-up menu with the constraints you have chosen. (see ﬁgure 5.8 )