We all have lots of little things we have to remember that are what programmers often call Key Value Pairs in the format key = value.

e.g. My shoe size is 11. or My wife's birthday is Feb. 29.

EDIT: It's not just personal info though. The original impetus was for business, such as: Our third quarter sales goal is $375,000..

I can't use a programming term in everyday conversation with non-programmers. The closest I can come up with is trivia, but that sounds more suited for historical dates or random facts from Wikipedia.

Is there a normal everyday word for these individual details with the key = value format?

EDIT: I want people to see this word and quickly recognize what kind of information to put in this section with my assistance. So words requiring explanation or clarification won't work.

EDIT: @TylerN: In this tool, you can save little [trivia] that you want to recall later.

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    At least since the appearance of Trivial Pursuit board games / electronic pub games in the 80s, I would say that trivia is in fact the required "everyday" term, familiar to just about everyone today. Aug 26 '20 at 12:47
  • I think this depends a lot on context, for example, while shoe size might be considered as personal trivia but I think I'd be cautious using the same term for a date of birth (especially if it's on an official form). Aug 26 '20 at 12:51
  • Would fact work? I think it depends on what your example sentence would look like. If you're looking for a word to specifically imply the pair relationship, then I'd say no to fact, but if you're just looking for a word that works, then I think fact makes sense, because inherently there has to exist a key and a value, or even a subject and an object, if you will. Remember that sciences (computer science included) exist to solve real-world problems. A key-value-pair database exists to store those facts in a way that makes sense to a computer.
    – Tyler N
    Aug 26 '20 at 13:00
  • @Mithrandir If you would, please add an example sentence as when it comes to single-word-requests it is extremely helpful to those who answer. Helpful enough that it is required
    – Tyler N
    Aug 26 '20 at 13:08
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    The word you use "details" is perfectly acceptable. A person's details is a recognised concept, and while it common refers to name, address, Date of birth etc, extending it to shoe size etc. should be intuitive. Aug 26 '20 at 13:54