14.25. Meets

This tab is in the Meet Setup tab.

The Meets tab is used to define a meet. You do not need to use a new database for each meet, but can keep the data for previous meets in your database. Because all results are tied to a meet, you can easily deal only with the current meet, or you can query for information across multiple meets.

14.25.1. Query and Edit Tabs

  • The ID field is the unique ID for this Meet. The default ID prefix is M.

  • The Name field is the full name of the meet.

  • The Short Name field is a short name for the meet.

  • The Site field is the Site at which the meet takes place.

  • The Start Date field is the first day of the meet.

  • The End Date field is the last day of the meet.

  • The Age Date field is the day on which ages of People should be calculated for the purpose of detemining their Level. This is often January 1 of the current year, but can be any day. If not specified, January 1 of the same year as the Start Date is used.

  • The Web Reports Directory field is the directory into which Web Reports are generated. When you select a web report, output files are created into this directory and subdirectory. Old files in this directory are silently overwritten. Web reports are available in the Schedule tab, the Finish tab, and the Score tab.

    The context option Meets.WebReports.directory can be set, which will override the setting of the Web Reports Dir field in the Meets tab. This is useful to set up host-specific target directories for generating web reports.

  • The Transfer Directory field is the directory used for transfering data to and from the automatic finish-line system using the Transfer tab.

  • The Label Image Left field is used to specify the file path or URL to the image file (GIF or JPEG) to place on the left end of awards labels generated in the Award Labels tab. Some formats of award labels may use this image as a background image. The ContextOption Meets.Awards.labelImageLeft, if set, takes precedence over this value.

  • The Label Image Right field is used to specify the file path or URL to the image file (GIF or JPEG) to place on the right end of awards labels generated in the Award Labels tab. The ContextOption Meets.Awards.labelImageRight, if set, takes precedence over this value.

  • The Scoring field specifies the default Scoring System to use for Events in this Meet. You can override the Scoring System to use on a per-Event basis, but normally you specify the Scoring System once here for the Meet and leave it unspecified in the Events.

14.25.2. Export

The Export tab in the Meets tab allows you to export your Meet data to a file, to be easily imported by another JRaceman user.

You can output information about a single Meet, selected by the "Meet to Export" choice; or you can output information about all Meets by setting that choice to the first entry, which is blank.

You can choose from the following Export Types:

  • Meet Setup includes the selected Meet, all Events for the selected Meet, the Areas for the Events, and the Sites for the Meet Areas and Event Areas.

  • Meet Entries includes all of the Teams, People and Entries for the selected Meet. This data includes references to the data in the Meet Setup export, so you will not be able to import this data into another database unless that database includes the data from that export as well.

  • Meet Results includes all of the results (Races and Lanes records) for the selected Meet. This data includes references to the data in the Meet Setup and Meet Entries exports, so you will not be able to import this data into another database unless that database includes the data from those exports as well.

Select an output file, then press the Export button.

14.25.3. Table

ColumnTypeDescription
idStringUnique ID [primary key]
fullNameStringThe full name of the meet
shortNameStringA short name of the meet
siteIdStringThe location of the meet [ref Sites(id)]
startDateDateThe date of the first day of the meet
endDateDateThe date of the last day of the meet
ageDateDate The date for which the level of each person is to be calculated; often Jaunary 1, current year.
webReportsDirectoryString The location of the directory into which to write web reports.
transferDirectoryString The location of the directory used for transferring data to and from the automatic finish-line system.
labelImageLeftString The file path or URL for the image to use on the left side of award labels.
labelImageRightString The file path or URL for the image to use on the right side of award labels.
scoringSystemIdString The Scoring System to use for Events in this Meet [ref ScoringSystems(id)].