The function "Manage Team & Players" allows users to 

  1. Create and edit a player database directly in the software in an efficient and user-friendly interface
  2. Import and export team and players as csv files in order to edit the data in excel or another spreadsheet software and re-import the file in Dartfish software


To access this function, click on the "Manage Team and Players" icon in the tagging panel

Create a database

The database is organized in 2 tabs: "Players" and "Teams". Teams are created in the "Teams" tab, and players are created and associated to teams in the "Players" tab. Note that it is also possible to create a team in the "Players" tab. It will automatically be added to the list of teams. The following keyboard commands can be used:

  • Up, Down, Left, Right arrows to move the focus
  • F2 to edit the focused cell
  • TAB to navigate to the next cell and edit it
  • Shift + TAB to navigate to the previous cell and edit it
  • Enter to validate the edit and edit the cell below the current cell.
  • Shift + Enter to validate the edit and edit the cell above the current cell.
  • Escape to cancel edit


The players are then available in the Team Manager and can be linked to a Player Group Box.

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Add columns to the database

Additional columns can be added to the database. Right-click on the header and select "Add column". It is possible to specify a list of values authorized in the fields of the additional columns. Select the type "list", click on "Edit List" and add the values that will be authorized in this column.

Import an external database

A very useful feature of the Manage Team and Players tool lies in the possibility to import and external database as a .csv file. The only requirements to do so is to have a .csv file in which the first line follows the format "Team,Player, Header3, Header4, Header5,...". The first two headers must be Team and Player to correspond to the default headers of Dartfish. 

Once the .csv file is ready, open "Manage Team and Players" and click on File > Import from CSV. 


Use the information in the additional columns in the tagging panel

You can use the information of the additional columns in the tagging panel by using a macro with the following syntax:

 

  • $(PlayerGroupBox0) returns the name of the selected players in the Team Group Box
  • $(PlayerGroupBox0.Header1) returns the value of the column Header1 associated to the selected players in the Team Group Box


This works only if the Player Group Box is set as a persistent keyword or continuous event. Example of set-up with a database that has the "Country" information:

 


The macro $(PlayerGroupBox0.Country) is entered in the keyword field of the event button. Every time the event button is clicked while the button Player 1 is active, the keyword FRA will be added to the event in the column Country.