Relay Team Assignments
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For a relay event, you need to keep track of all the relay teams, and - not least - keep track of which course variation is run by which team.  This window is helps you do that.


This window presents all the teams in a spreadsheet format.  Each team has a team number and possibly a team name; it belongs to a class or to a course, and has team members that run relay legs.  You can enter new teams; and modify or delete existing teams.



In this example, classes are not used, so the course is called D110.  Team names are yet to be entered.   Currently, 18 teams are entered, and course variations have been assigned to each team.   Condes has checked that the assigned course variations are complete.  If any inconsistencies are found, the team number or variation will be painted red.


You can enter the teams directly into Condes.  However, if teams are entered in the event administration system, you can transfer the teams - without assigned course variations - by means of an XML file in IOF data standard v.3 format, a so-called TeamCourseAssignment file.   You can import this file by using the "Import from XML..." button in the toolbar.  The import feature also supports you in merging the set of teams, if you have already created some teams in Condes and want to complete by importing teams from the event administration system.


You would then assign course variations to the teams, either by manually entering the variation code in the relevant cell in the spreadsheet, or let Condes "populate" the team, by using the "Populate Team" button.  You can choose between different built-in strategies for distributing course variations to team. For example, when assigning course variations to a team, Condes can use the same variations as already assigned to other teams, but in a different order, or Condes can ensure as much spread as possible.


Finally, you would print personalized maps for each competitor, with the team number and leg number on the reverse side of the map, and you would export the relay teams with assigned course variations back to the event administration program for punch checking.



New team...

This opens a dialog box that lets you create one or more new teams.  You can create "empty" teams (i.e. no variations assigned) or fully completed teams.


Delete team(s)...

This deletes the teams that you have selected.


Populate team...

This opens a dialog box that lets you "populate" the selected teams by assigning course variations to the legs that are not already assigned a course variation.


Print...

This opens the "Print maps with courses" window so that you can print maps for those team members whose maps have not yet been printed.  Condes maintains a mark for each team member that indicates whether the map has been printed or exported as PDF.  You can manually remove the mark if you want to print the map again.


PDF...

This opens the "Export as PDF" window so that you can export maps for those team members whose maps have not yet been exported.  Condes maintains a mark for each team member that indicates whether the map has been printed or exported as PDF.  You can manually remove the mark if you want to print the map again.


Copy to the Clipboard

This copies the contents of the spreadsheet to the clipboard as tab separated text.


Mark selected teams for printing

This will clear the "already printed" check marks from team members on the team rows that are selected. If no rows are selected, then all rows will be cleared.


Mark selected teams as printed

This will set the "already printed" check marks on team members on the team rows that are selected. If no rows are selected, then all rows will be marked.


Show bib and name

By default, the columns showing Bib Number and Name are hidden. By clicking this button, you can hide/unhide these columns.


Import from XML...

This opens a dialog box that lets you import relay teams from an XML file, in the "TeamCourseAssignment" format.


Export to XML...

This exports all relay teams to an XML file in the format "TeamCourseAssignment".  This is the means to transfer to the event administration system the teams with course variations assigned to each team member.
Do not forget to also export the courses as a course data XML file, as the actual list of controls for each course variation is in the course data file.