There are two ways to manage progressions: automatically or manually. The Auto tab within the Progress tab allows you to do automatic progression based on the progression plan for the Event as set in the Events Edit or Events Sheet tab. Manual progression using the Manual tab within the Progress tab must be used if no progression has been set. It can also be used to override the automatic progression in case that does not behave as desired.
The Progress Auto tab allows you to manage the progress of an Event. In this tab you control these steps:
Draw random lane assignments for the first Round of the Event.
To manage an Event, select the desired values from the choices on the left side of the tab, then push the "Search Events" button to see the set of matching Events in the Results tab. Alternatively, you can use the Events tab in Query mode to display a set of Events in the Results tab. Select an Event from the Results tab to control the Progress of that event.
When you select an event, information about that event is displayed on the right side of the tab. The first line tells you what step needs to be done next for that Event. After this summary line are the action buttons that allow you to take the various required steps in the progression. Below the buttons is the detailed information about the state of the event.
You can get a detailed report on the progression of an event by pressing the Progress Report button. This will produce a report for the event with one row for each entrant, and one column for each round, showing the section, lane, result, and place of that entrant in that round. This format makes it easy to see who progresses from one round to the next, who is out or gets a bye, and how lanes are assigned.
On the right side of the Auto tab are the action buttons to control the progress of the event.
Create Races creates the Races records for the Event. It counts the number of lanes required by the Entries for this event, then creates the number of Races required for that many lanes according to the Progression selected for the Event. You must ensure that all competitors are entered in the Entries table before creating Races.
Draw First Round randomly assigns the competitors to lanes in the first Round of Races. You will normally select this action immediately after creating the Races. However, you may wish to manually assign some lanes (using the Lanes tab), followed by selecting the Draw First Round action to randomly assign the rest of the lanes.
Undraw First Round unassigned the first-round lanes which were assigned by the Draw First Round button. This is useful when you have added more entries to an Event after you have already done the first-round draw, and you need to increase or decrease the number of Races. You can undraw the first-round lanes, change the number of Races, and re-draw the first round lanes.
To manually manage the progression for an Event, select the desired values from the choices on the left side of the tab, then push the "Query Events" button to see the set of matching Events in the Query Results tab. Alternatively, you can use the Events tab in Query mode to display a set of Events in the Query Results tab. Select an Event from the Query Results tab to manage the Progress of that event.
When you select an Event from the Query Results, the progress Sheet for that Event will appear. Work on the progression from one round of the Event by selecting a value from the "From Round" choices in the upper right corner of the tab. The sheet shows you one line for each Entry in the selected Event. For each Entry, you can select the round, section number and lane number to which each Entry will advance from the selected round. Changes are saved to the database as soon as you either type Enter or Tab to the next field. As with any other Sheet, you can sort on any column by clicking on the header for that column. For more details on how to use the Sheet, see the section on Sheets.
The "From Round" choices include the "Draw" choice, which allows you to manually assign (or "draw") the Lanes for the first round. This choice can also be used to manually edit the lane assignments done by the Draw First Round button in the Progress Auto tab.