The metadata fields follow these naming conventions:
- Acronyms: All capitals are used for acronyms, which include ID, KB, NT, NAS, IP, URL, IO, IMEI/IMSI, and RTT.
- Short names: Pascal case is used for compound words in the short names for user-interface grids (for example, "DestBytes" and "DestIP").
- Long names: Each word is capitalized, spelled out (if not an acronym), and separated by a space in long names for reports (for example, "Destination Bytes" and "Destination IP").
- Word order: The most general word is used at the beginning, followed by the most specific descriptor. For example:
- Fields for Destination have "Dest" at the beginning. For example: "DestBytes."
- Fields for Source have "Src" at the beginning. For example: "SrcBytes."
- Fields for Total have "Total" at the beginning. For example: "TotalBytes."
Abbreviations: Some common words are abbreviated as follows:
Authentication App. Application Dest. Destination ID. Identifier IP. Internet Protocol Msg. Message Num. Number Param. Parameter Pkt. Packet Proto. Protocol Rcv. Receive Rcvd. Received Rcvr. Receiver Src. Source