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The information below gives the definition of some of the terms and conventions used throughout the mySWT application. A good understanding of these terms will help in using the application more efficiently.

The term used to define the entire event which could consist of one or more days. A show will contain one or more trials. Typically, a show will be held over a weekend and contain a morning and an afternoon trial each day.

The term used to define a set of Classes. A trial will be assigned to a show.

An exhibitor is a dog and handler team that is competing in a Class.

The score is the exhibitor’s result of that Class. For example, pass, false alert or absent.

A fault can be given to an exhibitor by the judge for a handler error such as guiding the dog or a safety violation. Faults are used in calculating placements. If you see a faster time but lower placement on an AKC form, it is due to a fault.

A class is an overall term that includes the Element, Level and Section. For example, Container Novice A.

An element is a type of search such as Container, Interior, Exterior, Buried or Handler Discrimination.

A level is the level of the Class such as Novice, Advanced, Excellent, Master.

The section is A or B. See rules for criteria.

Search Time
The run time is the amount of searching time to find all hides in that Class. The run time is paused when the handler calls alert and then restarted when the handler gives the search command for the next hide.

The location of the hidden odor for which the dog is searching.

A database entity. For example, each dog, each person, each show, each trial, each class, etc., would be a record in the database.

Shows, Trials and Classes are all assigned a status of either open or closed. This status is used throughout the system for determining what choices are given. For example, only open Classes are presented for entering an exhibitor. It is important to update the applicable status as the show progresses.

System Hierarchy
The hierarchy of the system is Shows contain Trials. Trials contain Classes. Classes contain Entries. It is important to keep this concept in mind when setting up your shows.

Bold Field Label
A field label that is bold and contains an asterisk is a required field and must be entered in order to save that record. For example, you cannot enter a new exhibitor without providing a AKC Registration number, register name, breed and handler name.

Drop Down box or Combo Box
A graphical control element, similar to a list box, that allows the user to choose one value from a list. When a drop-down list is inactive, it displays a single value. When activated, it displays (drops down) a list of values, from which the user may select one. When the user selects a new value, the control reverts to its inactive state, displaying the selected value. It is often used in the design of graphical user interfaces, including web design.

List Box
A graphical control element that allows the user to select one or more items from a list contained within a static, multiple line text box. The user clicks inside the box on an item to select it. A list box is always expanded unlike a drop down box.

In computer interface design, a ribbon is a graphical control element in the form of a set of toolbars placed on several tabs. In 2007 Microsoft products introduced a form of modular ribbon as their main interface where large tabbed toolbars, filled with graphical buttons and other graphical control elements, are grouped by functionality. Such ribbons use tabs to expose different sets of controls, eliminating the need for many parallel toolbars. Contextual tabs are tabs that appear only when the user needs them. For instance, in a word processor, an image-related tab may appear when the user selects an image in a document, allowing the user to interact with that image.

Application File
The application file is named mySWT_application.accde. This is a compiled access file and contains all the forms, queries, reports and visual basic code.

Data Files
The two back-end databases where your data is stored. The data file named mySWT_data.accdb contians the Shows, Trials, Classes, Entries and Results. The data file named myShare contains your clubs, dogs and people.

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