VSportens tree structure consists of the following object types:
season folders (),
regular folders (),
and groups ().
Creation of these objects is restricted to users having at least the
Super Editor's privileges.
The pull-down menu File->Insert can be used to create new
folders, series, teams or tournaments.
a new folder.
There are two types of folders: season folder
and regular folder .
The season folder (also called main folder) is a folder just below
the root node in the tree structure. A season folder is used to keep
objects belonging to the same season and at some sites also belonging
to the same sport discipline.
A folder (
can contain other regular folders ()
or series ()
One can create a new folder in VSporten's desktop by
using the menu File->Insert->Insert new folder.
A folder is defined by its name and description. A season folder
has an additional attribute for specifying the calendar season to
which this folder belongs. The Insert-button will create the new
folder in the current folder. The user can create several folders
without reentering the menu. Button Close will close the menu.
a new league (serie)
In order to define a new serie some basic
administration tasks of the VSporten must be already completed. This
includes defining of sport disciplines, sport areas, calculation
rules, sorting algorithms and export format. VSporten is installed
with some standard predefined values which may be used here.
A serie definition includes the following
||this name will appear on the desktop (80
||description of the serie (256 characters)
||keywords (80 characters)
||sport type (predefined values)
||sport area (predefined values)
|Points per match
||points per won, lost or tied match
|Positions of separators
||separators: 3 types
||what sorting algorithm should be used
||what export format should be used when export
serie from VSporten
||Number of play rounds
||A calendar season; this value overrides the
calendar season assign to the season folder under which this
serie is placed
||id of the serie; serie-id can be used to insert an
existing serie in a new place (new season).
|Gender (serie type)
||This flag enables respectively disables the goal
service on this serie (only if the Goal Service-function is
|FI (form indicator)
||A form indicator can be chosen here (only if Form
Indicator-function is available)
teams into a serie
The user can use the menu File->Insert->New Team to
insert new teams into a serie.
A team has the following attributes:
||The name which appear in the VSporten's
desktop and can be exported; this is so call 'short name' (80
||The alternative name, can be exported
||team's so called 'long name', can be exported
||a predefined markup for the team can be registered
||team's group membership
||penalty points can be registered here; the amount
of a team's points calculated from team's matches (wins, ties
and defeats) will be reduced by the penalty points
||bonus points can be registered here; the amount of
a team's points calculated from team's matches (wins, ties and
defeats) will be increased by the bonus points
||additional string markup (4 characters)
To insert a new team the user has to specify at least the team's
name and press the Insert-button. The team will be created in the
database and will be inserted into the activated serie (league). The
user can repeat the operation of adding a new team into the serie
until the Close-button is pressed.
The user can insert an existing team into a serie by specifying the
team's id in the Team-id field. This will load the team's attributes
into the menu and the user has only to confirm the insert-operation by
pressing the Insert-button.
Another way to add an existing team into a serie is by using the
drag-and-drop method described here.
Pressing the OK-button will insert a team and close the menu. To
quit the Close-button should be used.
Adding players into a team
There are several different ways to add players into a team. To
create a completely new player the user has to use either the Player
Facts Menu, the Players Menu or register the player via the Match
Facts Menu. To add an existing player into a team the user has to work
with the Copy Players Menu.
Registering new players from the Match Facts Menu.
A new player can be registered by using the on-fly-method while
registering goals. Within the Match Facts Menu, the menu for inserting
a player's name will automatically pop-up as soon as the focus moves
into the goal-scorer column . Instead of selecting a name of an
existing player the user can type in a new name and press Enter
to confirm the operation.
Player Facts Menu.
In order to start up this menu the user has first to activate a
team where the player will be registered into.
Player Facts Menu can be then accessed from the pull-down menu Statistics->Player
Within the Player Facts Menu - to insert a new player the pull-down
menu Archive->Insert new player or CTRL-N can be used.
This menu can be accessed from the pull-down menu Statistics->Players
New players may be entered here by adding new rows in the table. To
insert confirm the insertion-operation the user has to press the Update-button.
Players can be copied from one team to another by using the Copy
The menu can be accessed from the pull down menu Tools->Copy
Players or simply by dragging and dropping, (within the Vsporten
tree) the source team (which the players are to be chosen from) over
the destination team (which the chosen players will be copied to).
This operations will bring up the Copy Players Menu where the user has
to chose the players to be copied.