Field Advanced Properties: Setting up a Field to Chart (Graph), and show in the Athlete History and Reports Page (and Inform Reports) with an Average and a Total Score
The image here shows that when data is entered for a daily review form, the totals for sleep, and average for sleep is displayed automatically. The total daily score is also graphed automatically as well.
Automated Charting is set using the following Advanced Properties:
Chart by Default
Chart by default instantly displays that specific field in a graph under the athlete's data in the "Athlete History" section. The image above shows that the "Weight" field was instantly graphed because the Chart by default option in the Advanced Properties had been selected.
To graph a specific field on a time based X-axis:
1. The Chart by default option will always be set as "False" (not to graph), so you have to enable it for it to work.
2. In the "Chart by default" drop down box (shown in the image in the step below) select "True" and it will be graphed in your application.
N.B. The graph will NOT show in the Form Overview, it will show on in the Athlete History Section when data is entered for an athlete. It requires least one data point to be displayed., and if there is a performance standard built for that variable, it will be shown in the graph automatically. Graphs require a lot of space, so focus on graphing 1-2 key fields from each form. If you want to have a graph inside the Event Form that graphs see the lesson on Inform Charts and Graphs
Calculate Average and Calculate Total in the Athlete History and the Reports page.
Calculate Averages and Totals from the results in the Athlete History and Reports pages
These are not calculations performed on the data within an Event Form. The Average and Total Properties allow you to have an average or total calculation across multiple entries for a specific field in the Athlete History and Reports Section. It allows you to see an Average or Total for an athlete's results over a specific time period, or it can be used on a daily basis to look over team/group results. It is NOT a Calculation used to perform averages or totals of a number of different Fields from within a form (e.g. calculating sum of 7 skinfolds from skinfold measures).
Average and Total Calculations
To have the Averages across multiple entries for a specific field to show in the Athlete History and Reports Pages:
1. Go to the "Calculate Average" property, it will be set to "No" by default
2. Click on "Yes" and the Average will appear
The Average of the athlete's information will be shown and is an excellent way to view how a group of athletes or an individual athlete is performing.
To have the Totals calculate for a specific field in the Athlete History and Reports Pages:
1. Go to the "Calculate Total" property, it will be set to "No" by default
2. Click on "Yes" and the Total will appear
In exactly the same way as the "Chart by Default" option works, this information will be displayed on the application and will NOT appear on the Form Overview on the left of the page. You need to enter data into the application to ensure you have set up the properties correctly (as shown in the image below)
How the Averages and Totals are displayed in the Athlete History
The Total and Average of the athlete's information will be shown automatically and are an excellent way to view how a group of athletes or an individual athlete is performing. The image above shows that the Total for Energy is Low and so was Sleep Quality, so a coach would consider reducing the load of the players.
Alternatively, Totals can be used to determine how many servings of different food are consumed across a month, or even how much medication is being prescribed across a week. It is a quick and easy way to see group totals, especially for groups during a specified time period. It displays automatically on the reports page (as shown in the image in the step below)