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I can think of two different reports I generate somewhat frequently:

1.  Comprehensive Report - it includes all key statistics, including buyins, net wins/losses, etc, plus points, positions, etc.

2.  A points-only report, which I generate to show people where they stand, which contains tourneys placed in, hits, and points.  This is useful to show a person where they are w/o reminding them how much they've actually lost (e.g. there are a few losing players we have who think of themselves as winners because they've come 2nd or 3rd once - we want to encourage that belief, and not show them a comprehensive report where they can see they've actually contributed $200 or more throughout the season.

I would be nice to be able to customize a report to export to HTML, then select it from a drop-down list, rather than manually selecting the columns to export each time.  Make sense?

Cheers, Carl.

Pls ignore last message - I just found the setting in the preferences tab.

However, one suggestion for reports - how about having a custom list of reports you can select for exporting to XML?

Cheers, Carl.

As for omitting the extra decimal zeros, I'll have to put that on the to-do list.

Corey - did you ever do this?  I've been exporting our stats to HTML, and those three unnecessary decimal points in the overall score columns take up a lot of valuable real estate!

Cheers, Carl.

TD offers a simple way to do this, and we do something similar for our league - trying to encourage participation, w/o overly-penalizing someone who misses a couple of tourneys.  We will have about 19 tourneys this season, but only the player's top 17 tourneys count, so a player can miss 2 tourneys w/o it affecting their score.

Go to the Statistics tab, then filters, and under "overall score formula", type in the formula you want.  I use the following:

sum (top (n-2, scores))

That means it adds up each player's best scores, up to the number of tourneys played ("n") minus 2.  You can then add a column on the stats screen to view this score.

In your case, if you know you want to include the top 50 scores, as an example, you simply replace "n-2" with "50").

Hope this helps.


Beta Testing / Re: Version 2.3 is available
« on: June 14, 2007, 09:46:24 PM »
You're awesome, Corey.  I'll use 2.3.1 for a tourney this weekend, but thus far, everything seems to be working perfectly.  Love the new features.

By the way, did you ever implement a way to view cumulative points from the stats tab on the tournament page?  If I recall, someone asked about it, but it looked like there was no practical way to accomplish this with a token.

Cheers, Carl.

Beta Testing / Re: Version 2.3 is available
« on: June 14, 2007, 07:07:25 PM »
Corey - the stats seems broken in this one.  My prior stats accurately reflect people's standings (see here:

But this one seemed to pile up everyone's winnings on one guy (lucky him), then upon reloading, continued piling on in even a screwier fashion.  (see here:   I can play around with it to try to describe the problem in more detail, or e-mail you the tourney files if you need more to work with.

Cheers, Carl.

Beta Testing / Re: Version 2.3 Beta 1
« on: June 03, 2007, 10:38:32 PM »
Hi Corey,

I finally installed the beta and started working with it, hence a couple of messages in quick succession.

One new feature I'm particularly interested in is this one:

"- Added actions to <tdbutton> token to go to the Player Rankings page or the Seating Chart page, or to any user-defined layout screen".

OK - so how do I actually go to a user-defined layout screen?  I have one, which is screen #2, and titled "rankings".  I tried the following for "type":  "2", "screen:2", "screen2", "rankings", but none worked.

Thanks again, Carl.

Beta Testing / Re: Version 2.3 Beta 2
« on: June 03, 2007, 09:55:25 PM »

An excellent beta - your skill at delivering what people want is unmatched!

I'm trying to use the score formula on the stats page, and either missed something, or found a bug.  In our case, the number of tourneys which count towards the Tourney of Champions is the total number of tourneys this season minus two (so, e.g., if we have 16 tourneys and a player has played in all of them, only 14 of his/her tourney results count.

On our stats screen, I have only this season filtered, so though the DB has 24 tourneys in it, only the 9 tourneys this season show up.  The filter is working, and all of the other statistics accurately reflect just this season.

However, I cannot create an overall score to accomplish this.  I had thought that the variable "n" was for the numbers of tourneys which passed the filter, so tried the following:  sum (top (n-2, scores)).   But the value of "n" is actually the total of 24 tourneys in the DB, rather than the 9 tourneys this season which are filtered.

Am  I using "n" incorrectly?

Thanks, Carl.

Help Me / Re: Display Rake
« on: January 14, 2007, 11:36:16 PM »
Thanks Corey - I still marvel at how responsive you are. . .

Cheers, Carl.

Help Me / Display Rake
« on: January 13, 2007, 08:27:52 PM »
We're implementing a $2 rake this season, with the amount raked from each tourney going towards a tourney of champions pool.

Is there a toke to display the total rake taken from the tourney still in progress, so we can display that tourney's contribution towards the TOC Pool?  I tried the perplayerrake, but that is just $2, not the total taken.

As an aside, displaying to cumulative total TOC pool from all tourneys would be great. . .

Cheers, Carl.

Help Me / Re: Questions on adding players and custom tokens
« on: November 30, 2006, 06:43:40 PM »
Thanks again, Corey.  I guess I'm batting 3 1/2 out of 4 for the moment :)

Is the "to do" list you mentioned strictly internal, so as to not tip the competition, or for public consumption?

Cheers, Carl.

Suggestions / Re: Macros & Custom Buttons
« on: November 30, 2006, 06:41:34 PM »
Great - thanks, Corey.  Just a clarification on allowing buttons to jump to a screen - hoping for any screen which has been configured, not just the built-in default tourney or seating screens (so instead of hitting "2" to go to a screen which also has my seating chart on it, a button can accomplish the same thing).

Cheers, Carl.

Help Me / Questions on adding players and custom tokens
« on: November 29, 2006, 04:48:10 PM »
1.  When hitting CTRL-A to add players, is there a way to have the default being onlyh league players, rather than all players?  The behavior of this hotkey seems inconsistent with hitting "add players" from the player screen.

2.  After creating a custom token, is there an easy way to insert it?  It seems that you need to type in the name manually in the html code, rather than having it appear on the "insert token" dialog list.

Thanks, Carl.

Suggestions / Macros & Custom Buttons
« on: November 29, 2006, 04:43:50 PM »
Two more suggestions for TD2:

1.  More commands available for buttons:

     -- As an example, I have a custom seating chart (so I can keep the basic look/format as the rest of my screens), and when someone else starts the tourney, it would be nice to have a button on the bottom of the screen that person can click for the seating chart, rather than having to tell him/her it is the third screen.

     -- Starting the countdown seems to require going to the main tourney setup screen, unless I'm missing a command or button somewhere.

2.  The ability to set up macros, or at least link the execution of several commands at once, without requiring user intervention.  For instance, to start a tourney you could configure a button or hotkey (preferably a button) which would (1) seat the players, (2) click accept players, (3) start a 4-minute countdown for the tourney to begin, and (4) display a specific screen, such as the seating screen.

Thanks, Carl.

Suggestions / Re: penalty timer
« on: November 27, 2006, 06:04:11 PM »
I think this would be a great idea.  Like you, we haven't yet had to impose a time-out, but we've come close, and having a button you push to keep track of the time (and an associated token to show who's on time-out, and how much time remains) would be a good addition for that inevitable day when we have a time-out imposed.

Cheers, Carl.

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