14.20. Finish

Note

This tab is obsolete and has been moved into the Debug tab. Use the Results task in the By Event tab to enter the results for an Event. Use the Reports tab to generate reports for one or more Events.

The Finish tab allows you to edit the finish information for Races and to produce Lane and Result Reports. Much of the functionality of this tab is also included in the Results task of the By Event tab.

14.20.1. Editing Results

To edit a Race, select a Race from the Query Results tab. You can get a set of Races into the Query Results tab by doing any of the following:

  • Use a Query in the the Races tab.

  • Select the desired criteria for Meet, Event number, Race Number, Race Date and Round (or any subset of those fields) in the Finish tab, then press Query Races.

  • Select the desired criteria for Meet and Event in the Finish tab, then press Query Events. The Race Date and Round fields are ignored. This will produce a list of Events in the Query Results tab (alternatively, you can use the Events tab to get a list of Events into the Query Results tab). Select an Event from the Query Results tab; the Get Races button will become enabled. Press the Get Races button, which will display the Races for the selected Event in the Query Results tab.

You can sort the table by any column by clicking on the header label for that column. Click again to sort in the opposite direction.

You can directly edit the value of the fields in the Lane, Result and Exception columns. These column are indicated by a header label in bold font. Depending on the state of the editing options (see Data Entry Options below), you may be able to enter values into the Place, Score Place and Score columns; if so, the column header will be labeded in bold font.

To edit a Lane or Result value, click on the field, type in the new value, and press Enter. The new value is stored in the database when you press Enter.

To edit an Exception value, click on the field. A choice list of Exceptions will be displayed. Click on any item, or use the arrow keys to move up or down in the list to the desired item and then press Enter.

When you enter a Result or an Exception in one member of a group (all of which are in the same lane), the same value is stored into the corresponding field of all members of that group.

You can re-sort the table after making changes by clicking on the column header again.

14.20.2. Data Entry Options

There are two options you can select to change the behavior of the table as you enter data.

The Auto-Update Places choice controls what happens to the Place field when data is entered into the table:

  • If the Auto-Update Places choice is set to Results By Place or No Auto Places, you can edit the value of the fields in the Place column. The column header becomes bold to indicate this.

  • If the Auto-Update Places choice is set to Results By Place, then when you enter a Result in any row, the new set of Results is checked to make sure that the values match the Place values which have already been entered.

  • If the Auto-Update Places choice is set to Auto-Update Places, then when you enter a Result or an Exception in any row, the Place values for all rows are recalculated and displayed.

The Auto-Update Scores toggle controls what happens to the Score Place and Score fields when data is entered into the table:

  • If the Auto-Update Scores toggle is unchecked, you can edit the value of the fields in the Score Place and Score columns. The column header becomes bold to indicate this.

  • If the Auto-Update Scores toggle is set, then when you enter a Result or an Exception in any row, the Score Place and Score values for all rows are recalculated and displayed.

14.20.3. Enter Places By Lane

Pressing the Enter Places By Lane button opens the Enter Places dialog to allow you to easily specify which lane came in first place, second place, etc. Lanes for which an Exception has already been entered will not appear in the dialog.

In the Enter Places dialog, press the lane number buttons in the same sequence as the order in which the lanes placed. For example, if lane 3 came in first place, lane 5 came in second place, and lane 4 came in third place, you would press the buttons 3, 5, and 4 in that order. Once all the lane numbers have been entered, press the Done button to save that data. The lane table will be updated to display the newly entered places sorted by place, and the Auto-Update Places choice will be set to Results By Place.

If you make a mistake while entering the lanes, press the Undo button to undo the most recent place. Press the Cancel button to dismiss the dialog without taking any action.

If you use the Enter Place By Lane button on a race for which places have already been entered, the Enter Places dialog opens with the existing places preset in the dialog. You can use the Undo button to undo the previous places just as if they have been entered in the Enter Places dialog. When you press the Done button, the new place order is saved.

14.20.4. Reports

To produce a report, use the row of components labeled "Report:". Select a report format, select the races on which to report, and press the Generate button.

  • The Lanes report includes one row per lane, with columns for Lane, Person, Team, Place, and Result, and is sorted by Lane.

  • The Finish Line report is like the Lanes report, plus it includes a finish-line results table to allow the finish line people to directly enter place-by-results, with a place to attach any printed output from timers.

  • The Results report includes one row per lane, with columns for Lane, Person, Team, Place, and Result, and is sorted by Place.

  • The Score report is like the Results report with the addition of a Score column.

  • The Awards report is similar to the Results report, except that it only shows the first three finishers, and it does not show the Lane. If there are non-scoring finishers in the top three, then a second section is added with those finishers, and the first section shows the first three scoring finishers, including both the scoring place and the overall place.

  • The Web reports are like the other reports of similar name, except that output is written directly to the Web Reports Directory along with additional index files.

The "on" choice lets you select the set of races on which to report:

  • Selected Race will generate a report on one Race, the Race which is currently selected, which is noted on the left side of the editing tab.

  • Matching Races will generate a report for all Races which match the query criteria on the left side of the editing tab.

  • Query Results will generate a report for all Races which are listed in the Query Results tab in the lower half of the screen, or all Races for all Events listed in the Query Results tab.

The "Preliminary" toggle, if set, causes the word PRELIMINARY to appear as a watermark in large dim gray letters at an angle in the background of the report.

The "Paging" choice lets you select how the resulting report is paged:

  • Single prints one Race per page, with a page break between each race, so that each race report comes out on a separate page.

  • Double prints two Races per page, with a page break between each pair of races.

  • Paged prints as many reports it estimates will completely fit on a page, then outputs a page break to prevent a race from being split across two pages.

  • Packed prints reports packed together, with no explicit page breaks. Races are likely to be split across pages. This format will print using the fewest number of pages.

14.20.5. Table

The data displayed in this tab are kept in the Lanes table. For information about this table, see the documentation on the Lanes tab.