Smart Save

Smart Saves provide your organisation with the ability to preset data to be saved at a specific day and time without any data having to be entered on the Smartabase system. It is automated data entry designed to support review based forms when no revision history is required to be stored.

Some important points about this feature include:

  • The module is available on the Administration Site for Fusion Staff ONLY (this is purely to ensure each system and server can be monitored after each Smart Save is developed)
  • No data needs to be entered for the Target to be entered
  • All athletes who are set to be monitored will have a Target entered for them
  • A Smart Save cannot be used to trigger a Smart Flow.
  • Many of the set up features are the same as for a Smart Flow, so you need to be familiar with the Smart Flow development manual BEFORE you attempt to develop a Smart Save.
  • Because Smart Saves can be set up for forms with a lot of historical calculations and potentially for a number of athletes, this puts a lot of load on the server. Smart Saves are set to run ONLY on the server during off peak times.
  • WARNING:The smart saves were originally set to run between 2-4am local time. But as some servers included clients across multiple timezones, all timezone were set to run in the UTC +12 timezone between 2-4am. This has caused additional issues as the Smart Save was being entered in the wrong timezone for the client and the entries were appearing on the wrong day.  
  • Each server now is now being set to have the Smart Save run at an optimal time for the majority of the clients on the server. This means it will run during off peak times, AND it will run on the same day as the client so that there are no issues with the date of entry.
  • Please note that as Smart Saves are triggered for an "am" period, so even though an event might be set to appear on the system at 8:00pm, it is triggered to be entered at 2-4am on that morning, so NO data entered during the day of the Smart Save will be included in the event appearing at 8:00pm.

Fusion Staff, before you create a Smart Save ensure you have access to all of the forms that will be used. If you do not, you will be shown the not authorised error

Fusion Staff, before you create a Smart Save ensure you have access to all of the forms that will be used. If you do not, you will be shown the not authorised error

Fusion Staff, ensure you have access to the Smart Save read/write permissions as well

Fusion Staff, ensure you have access to the Smart Save read/write permissions as well

On the Administration Site click on Smart Save

On the Administration Site click on Smart Save

Any existing Smart Saves appear, and a new Smart Save can be created by clicking on "Create new Smart Save"

Only Forms that are set up with Save Audits set to No are available for use in Smart Save. HOWEVER, before this Advanced Form property is  turned off, remember that the audit capability sets whether or not we track data entered before resaves or migrations. ONLY forms that are review forms should have this feature disabled

Only Forms that are set up with Save Audits set to No are available for use in Smart Save. HOWEVER, before this Advanced Form property is  turned off, remember that the audit capability sets whether or not we track data entered before resaves or migrations. ONLY forms that are review forms should have this feature disabled

An example of a form that uses purely linked fields, so if a migration fails or the data is resaved, Smartabase does not need to keep a copy of the data in this form (because relinking will pull through the data)

An example of a form that uses purely linked fields, so if a migration fails or the data is resaved, Smartabase does not need to keep a copy of the data in this form (because relinking will pull through the data)

Remember that the audits set whether or not Smartabase keeps a record of data entered before resaves or migrations, including failed migrations etc. ONLY forms that are review forms should have this feature disabled

Remember that the audits set whether or not Smartabase keeps a record of data entered before resaves or migrations, including failed migrations etc. ONLY forms that are review forms should have this feature disabled

All forms that have the Audits disabled will appear for use in the Smart Save Module

All forms that have the Audits disabled will appear for use in the Smart Save Module

Once you click on Create New Smart Save, name it clearly and add in a Description

Once you click on Create New Smart Save, name it clearly and add in a Description

Name the Smart Save and include a description.

It is important to name this clearly so you can easily determine what this Smart Save is set up for.

Now select the Event Form that you want to use.

Now select the Event Form that you want to use.

Unlike a Smart Flow you do not set up a Trigger and a Target. You only need to set up a Target event.

Select the Date Type. The "Period" and "Specific Date / Annual" are FUNCTIONALLY different. Please review the differences in the Smart Flow manual

Select the Date Type. The "Period" and "Specific Date / Annual" are FUNCTIONALLY different. Please review the differences in the Smart Flow manual

Period:

This is designed so that ONLY one Target will ever be entered ever for that specific day that is selected.

Specific Date / Annual:

This is designed so that on a specific day of the year, multiple Targets may be entered

Once you set the Date Type, choose the time that you want the entry to be entered (based on your local browser time)

Once you set the Date Type, choose the time that you want the entry to be entered (based on your local browser time)

Please note that you CANNOT select a time the goes past midnight. If you do, the target would not be entered on the correct day and this would cause numerous issues on the system and for historical equations etc.

N.B. For all Date Types, Retrospective Dates and Time Periods cannot be used. A Target Event cannot be entered before today's date

N.B. For all Date Types, Retrospective Dates and Time Periods cannot be used. A Target Event cannot be entered before today's date

Save as Draft: This allows the Target event to be saved on the system as a "Draft" event, and not as a "Completed" event.

Save as Draft: This allows the Target event to be saved on the system as a "Draft" event, and not as a "Completed" event.

The Draft status is the same as saving as a draft or entering in data via training blocks. The data appears on the system, but only in draft status. Use this according to your needs.

CRITICAL INFO: Templates may need to be used depending on the way your form is structured, or whether you want pre-filled information in the Target entry

On Smartabase, during automated event entry, completely blank entries do not appear in the athlete history pages or on the Reports pages. Hence, if you set up a Smart Save and there is no "data" being stored in the actual form when the Smart Save Target form is entered, then the event will not appear where users expect it; it is essentially hidden.

There are two ways that you can ensure you have "data" stored in the Event Form:

1. Use a linked field or Profile fields so that "data" is pulled into the form, so this means actual data is being stored in the form.

2. Use the Templates functionality, and this will pre-fill some, or all of the fields in the form.

N.B. Templates provide additional functionality in that they can be set up to provide important feedback to athletes or coaches with pre-specified answers which could be set up dependent on scores or results.

Click on Save

Click on Save

You MUST next add the athletes or Groups that you want to have the event entered for; Smart Saves will be entered for ALL users that are included here

You MUST next add the athletes or Groups that you want to have the event entered for; Smart Saves will be entered for ALL users that are included here

N.B.ANY users who are added to the Monitored Athletes or Monitored Groups will have Target events automatically entered for them

N.B. Fusion Staff, please test each Smart Save that you create using a group of test athletes. However, as the Smart Saves only run at night you will need to set up the Smart Save and then test the next day to confirm it is working as expected

Remember that Smart Saves trigger in the am for that day, so the Smart Save cannot NOT run until the day after you first set them up

The image here shows that the Smart Save has run every day and the template has pre-filled the form

The image here shows that the Smart Save has run every day and the template has pre-filled the form

N.B. The Glitch with "Creation Date" returning 01-01-1970 has been resolved.

N.B. The Glitch with "Creation Date" returning 01-01-1970 has been resolved.

Creation date will return the date that the entry was added to the server.

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