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General Discussion / is the "database" the same?
« on: December 29, 2011, 09:40:10 PM »

I'm likely to upgrade to V3, just haven't been in a "rush" to do it yet.  However, I may have something that will get me moving sooner...

Is the TD "database" still the same as in v2 in that everything is stored within various files and managed exclusively by TD?  Or, have you moved things to a database like Access or something else?

Wondering because of some reporting I'm thinking of developing and not sure if I should start now based on the "exporting" capabilities that exist or if I can upgrade to v3 and read straight from a datastore without exporting.


Suggestions / TD Startup Reinstalling Files?
« on: March 28, 2009, 12:29:16 PM »

On startup, is TD now reinstalling some files.  What I've specifically noted is files in the templates directory like RaceTrack*.xml, RoundEight*.xml, sample*.*, etc. etc.

Since I've got all my own custom files that I use, after each upgrade I would run a script to save off these files to another directory.  This allowed me to keep them for reference or future use, but cleaned up the directories for any time I was trying to lookup/open a file.

Its not a big deal if it is doing this as I'll come up with a new scheme for managing the installed files (or my personal files), but wanted to see if I understood what is happening now.


Suggestions / Automatic Prize File
« on: February 24, 2009, 08:47:26 PM »

So I've moved my prize suggestion files.  Yes, file(s) because I have different payout structures for different tourneys.

I have tdt files for each of my tourney structures and I can quickly load each structure.  However, I have to remember to go into the config files area and change to the appropriate payout file.  Not a big deal, but a minor nuisance.

I'd like to be able to save the link/path to a payout file as part of the tdt file so I don't have to reload everytime.

I know tdt files are copies of all the templates used to create it and the links to the original templates aren't kept.  I'd be fine with the payout file being copied into the tdt file like everything else.  But,  I'm guessing that the payout processing is handled a bit differently because of their existence in the lib directory.  So, how you implement is up to you (of course) and I'd be happy with either the link or the data itself.

This is a relatively low need, but a suggestion none-the-less.


Suggestions / Data Stores
« on: February 20, 2009, 08:38:56 PM »

Just getting started with the new data store feature, but have to say I like that this has been pulled out of the programs directory.

Why is the lib directory not part of the data store?  I have a number of customized files in their to handle my prize structure.  I'd like to pull those out of the program directory as well.


Suggestions / Banner- fit while maintaining proportions
« on: December 13, 2007, 06:48:56 PM »

As I continue to look at expanding my use of TD features, I've taken on working with banner sets.  I've got some great ideas for using this feature.  The "problem" I have is that I don't want to have to worry about resizing all my photos/images and or worry about the size of cell they are used in.  The current options of 1) actual size, 2) stretch to fit and 3) defined size don't work for this.

I'd like an option that maintains the proportions of the original image but displays it in its entirety within the cell size.


Suggestions / Saving/Sharing Toolbox items and Screens
« on: December 02, 2007, 12:58:49 PM »
It would be nice to have toolbox items saved in such a way that they can be:
1) loaded into new layouts/tournaments without having to redefine them
2) changed in one place and updated easily where they are already used

I know #2 is probably a problem since each file maintains its own copy of everything.  But, if #1 were accomplished.  I could easily update existing layous as necessary.

The same request applies to screens (and possibly even screen sets).

I have a number of layouts that are used for different reasons.  As I continue to enhance my toolkit items and screens, I have to do a lot of work to replicate those changes into other layouts.

Suggestions / An "Overall Scoring" need
« on: June 22, 2007, 12:20:20 PM »
This is probably not a common thing/need, but I figured I'd ask just in case its not unique or is relatively easy to do.

Our league has several different style tournaments that we play multiple times through out the year.  Each style has its own points system.  We take the best 2 of 3 of each style in calculating Overall Scoring.

I'd like a way to use your Overall Scoring function which supports the idea of "MaxOf", but I need to be able to use it against segregated tournaments (maybe through a new attribute or using an existing one like "Tournament Seasons".)

[note- following example isn't the actual formula such as Top2, but a description of what i'm trying to do]

For a simple example- tourneys A, B & C using scoring system 1, while tourneys D, E & F use scoring system 2 (the scoring systems are setup properly in each tourney).  I'd like to be able to compute Overall Score= Top2(A,B,C) + Top2(D,E,F)

I can't use Overall Score = Top4(A,B,C,D,E,F) because all scores in D, E,F may be lower than the lowest score in A, B, C.

Again, I know this is probably a bit much...but it doesn't hurt to ask.  Right now, I do this outside TD using Excel.

Suggestions / Option for currency symbol in blinds, antes, etc.
« on: June 22, 2007, 12:01:49 PM »
I like a lot of the new features in 2.3.x!!!

One think I especially like is being able to specify the level parameter for the smallbind, bigblind, etc tokens.  It lets me do lots of things especially eliminate my hard-coded blind structure displays and make them dynamic.

However, I'd like to have the option in these tokens to display without the currency symbol.  This takes up valuable real estate and doesn't add much value on the display.  This is true in all cases where I display the blinds- large for current, smaller for next, or smaller yet for the whole structure.


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