SportsTrak 2100 did most of what most users required. The aim of the new version is to improve the interface, incorporate in-line help, improve the wizards to cover more functionality, remove little used features, promote little known features, force better data folder practices from users, and improve the import/export capabilities. The aim was to do all this while retaining full file compatibility with ST2100.
Summary of changes.
➢ Integrated Help System
➢ All carnival settings are now on one window, not three as in ST2100
➢ Wizards guide users through nearly all major tasks
➢ Open events now have a Lower Age limit. eg Open Yr09 to Yr12 (or 15Yr to 21Yr) 50m Freestyle
➢ Lane management has been totally reworked
➢ Massed Entry has been reworked, especially to make it more suitable for Cross Country
➢ Ability to Import Student Data from Excel Spreadsheet (in addition to the previous text file method)
➢ Import/Export the Program of Events from Excel. Allows bulk editing or major modifications in Excel
➢ Setting Standards is now straightforward through an import/export from Excel
➢ Setting Score Systems generally is now straightforward through an import/export from Excel
➢ Will import a Meet Manager Swimming EV3 file to which competitors can be added and allow creation of a MM SD3 import file
➢ Will import a Meet Manager Track & Field EV1 file to which competitors can be added and allow creation of a MM TXT import file
➢ Export Student list to Excel
➢ Send program of events to MS-Word
➢ Carnival.tps export file can now have a different file name
➢ Many screens are resizable and remembered
➢ Several key tables allow user definable fonts selection
➢ All screen sizing, placing, and fonts can be reset to default
➢ Wizard window can be set to open automatically when SportsTrak opens.
➢ New Data folders are by default placed inside the Program Folder, eg C:\SportsTrak2200\SWim2013
➢ Creating a new data folder prompts for Carnival type and creates appropriate default files
➢ Creating a new data folder allows you to copy an existing folder
➢ Non-existent previously used paths are removed from the list of choices
➢ Removed 5 Star standards utility
➢ Remove Selected Data keeps a copy of affected or deleted files in case you make a mistake.
➢ Improved General Backup and Restore
➢ Long Term PBs and Personal Results
➢ Additional Records
➢ Auto-generate Program of events
To accommodate the changes to lanes and the lower age limit we have stolen 7 characters from the Other Info field of the program of events. In ST2100 each event could have 35 characters of other information. In ST2200, this is reduced to 28 characters.
Excel and Word
Some of the new functionality requires Microsoft Office on your machine