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Title: 7 Months and 560 Tournaments later...
Post by: UPT on June 28, 2006, 01:12:19 PM
Here are a few thoughts.

1) I Love the export to html feature for the stats... how about allowing some TD customization of the page... Allow me to input a background color... and maybe a header image.. these could be constant variables set in the preferences.

2) Stats page.. can we make it default to sort 'descending' on click... it takes a little extra time to have to click and then click again to sort descending.

3) Stats and export. Can we export a set of html's based on the same stats? This is also where we could use a preset constant, let me input my website address and when it generates the html it can have links for each stat to sort on the webpage.. I am doing this manually currently and it can be time consuming what with all the sorts(see#2) and manually inserting all the html code.

4) The ability to rename the stats on the stat page.. Example: rename Nickname - Name.. etc.

5) Put a time stamp on the bottom of the html stats export.

6) (I think I put this in another post a month ago) But can we get some combination stats.. I would love to be able to combine Prize winnings and Points in program... at the moment I export csv, input to a speadsheet.. do the calulations and then manually produce the html... see example:

7) Any chance for dual video options.. this has been talked about before as well.. most of us are running laptops woth dual video ability... clock active on screen two while I work on the guts on the main laptop screen would indeed be amazing.

8) I think this has been taken care of as well.. but the ability on the "add player" box to "jump" to a letter.

9) Just a fantastic tool!

I have no problems as you see with the "in tournament" aspect.. just a little more flex with the stats.

Thanks again Corey
Title: Re: 7 Months and 560 Tournaments later...
Post by: Corey Cooper on June 29, 2006, 10:47:40 AM
1) You can customize the page all you want.  The software uses a template with <tags> in it.  Those <tags> are replaced with data from the tournament.  The Stats export uses the template file templates\StatsExport.html.  I recommend you copy this file and give it a name of your own.  Then on the Preferences tab, press the Config Files button and tell the software to use your file for the Stats export.  Customize that file all you want and export your stats...

2) The behavior is meant to mimic typical Windows sorting.  For example, in Windows Explorer.  Sorry for the extra click, but this type of behavior I'd rather leave the way it is.

3) Not sure what you are describing.  Can you be more specific?

4) I suppose this is a possibility.  I'll put it on the to-do list.

5) Easy to do.  I'll put it on the list, too.

6) This might be going a little further than I think the software should go.  This is actually a rather complicated addition, and I'm afraid that while you personally might greatly benefit from it, it probably doesn't have much value to many other users.  And I'd rather spend time working on features that have a bigger bang for their buck.

7) This is actually in the works, although I'm not positive it will ever see the light of day.  Most of the work I've been doing since the last release has been on infrastructure that will support this mode.  But due to the way IE and HTA applications work, it simply might not be possible, but I'm working on it.

8) Yep, done.

9) Thanks!

Title: Re: 7 Months and 562 Tournaments later...
Post by: UPT on June 29, 2006, 04:58:11 PM
Thanks Corey.

1) Excellent news on the export for stats.. I had not delved that deep yet.

2) I was out on a limb here and putting in every little thing I could think of.

3) Let me try this one again in English ;)

Imagine the stats page in the TD as a web page.. when I click (Twice by the way... lol) on each stat, it will take me to a new page with that sort. I wish to have TD automatically generate for me "LeaderPrize.html", "LeaderAverage.html", "LeaderHits.html", etc.

Again, I would run a set of stats... and choose "Export all./ Descending" And TD would automaticaly sort each stat and export a page.. again based on our preset <tags>

Make any sense?

Just looking for the sorting ability I have in The TD.. in a webpage export.

As I said.. just making a giant wishlist here in the suggestions forum.. I have no gripes :)

Title: Re: 7 Months and 560 Tournaments later...
Post by: Corey Cooper on July 03, 2006, 11:32:15 AM
OK, I see.  The export does actually use the current sort column, so you can accomplish what you are describing.  But you're looking for a more "automated" way to get those stats... and for 560 tournaments, I think I understand why.
Title: Re: 7 Months and 560 Tournaments later...
Post by: UPT on July 15, 2006, 01:55:46 AM
Exactly... here are the final stats for the last 3 month run...

That shows the type of pages I wanted to auto-generate.
Title: Re: 7 Months and 560 Tournaments later...
Post by: _Hithere_ on November 07, 2006, 11:48:18 PM
This is probably a silly suggestion, but why not export all the stats to a CSV then have individual web pages treat the file as a database lookup and sort them for display. You would have to set this up once, and export the information once, to get the multiple views you are looking for.
Title: Re: 7 Months and 560 Tournaments later...
Post by: UPT on November 09, 2006, 01:15:19 PM
Great Idea... I am database dumb.. any leads on how to go about getting this started?
Title: Re: 7 Months and 560 Tournaments later...
Post by: hawklight on November 20, 2006, 05:52:31 PM
It's not toooooo difficult - but a "dummies" book on ASP would be a start if your website host supported it - might be a bit of a sledgehemmer to crack a nut - essentially tho u would upload the csv file to your site and tell ASP to treat it as a datasoiurce - u can then run queries on it.