The user history is one of the most useful features in Smartabase (sometimes also called the athlete history or performance history). The history shows you the entire chronological record of data entered into Smartabase for a person, according to the data permissions included in your role.

The history can include future records as well as completed records. Future records are ones that may be created by training blocks or planning tools. The history is always automatically displayed in chronological order from most future record to oldest record.

The history is such an integral part of Smartabase that often when you select Save & Close (although not Save & Continue) in an event form, you are directed to the history page. When this happens, you will see the record you just completed at the top of the history. If graphing has been enabled, you would also see selected variables from the history displayed in graph format.

If you’re using the Smartabase web application to view a person’s history, the trail bar will display which location or event form in Smartabase you came from. You can use the trail bar to return your previous location or to a new record for the event form you’ve just saved.

Using the athlete history

A screenshot showing an example of the performance history for an athlete's anthropometry data

In this example, you can see Jamie Anderson’s history of anthropometry test results. We have selected the All History filter and opted to Include All. The history displays a chronological record of the anthropometry records in tabular format.

Note that because we used the history tool to select an athlete, then the event form and then the event form’s history, the trail bar reads Home » Select Soldier » Jamie Anderson’s Performance History.

Exactly which fields from an event form appear in the history (and as default selections in the reports tool) is set by the builder; if there are too many fields, too few fields or unhelpful fields appearing in the history, communicate this to your builder. 

Filtering the athlete history

The history you to view all recent records or filter by event form (using the sidebar to access the history acts the same way). When you select a particular event form, you have additional filtering options available to you for which and how many records you would like to view. The options available here are:

  • All history: this includes all previous records for an event form.
  • All (history and future): all previous and future records for an event form.
  • Date range: records entered between two dates that you specify.
  • Last: the most recently entered records for an event form for a period of time that you specify.
  • All upcoming: all future records for an event form.
  • Last custom: same as Last but you have the ability to choose different week types (for example, Wednesday to Wednesday) or month types (for example, months starting on the 10th).
  • Today: records that have been entered in an event form on the current day.

Each of these options also gives you the ability to limit the amount of records you see to a number between one and nine.

Using the quick editing feature from the athlete history

If quick editing has been enabled on a form you can see in the history, you’ll see a pencil icon for each row. You can select the pencil icon to access a pop-up screen and quickly update important fields from that record.

A screenshot showing an example of the history of podiatry appointments for an athlete, with the quick editing feature enabled

In this example, the quick edit feature has been enabled on an appointment form. This would help the clinic staff when they need to efficiently update appointments using an athlete’s history. The staff member can use the pencil icon to access the key details of each record and update the necessary information without needing to go to the full record.

A screenshot showing an example of the pop-up screen for making quick edits to the podiatrist appointment record for an athlete

Once the fields in the pop-up screen are filled out, they can be saved. The information shown in the history will be updated to reflect any changes which have been caused by the quick edit, such as whether the appointment was cancelled and why. The staff member can then move on to the next relevant record for that athlete. 

Note that quick edits are only able to be saved and closed. If the Save & Lock or Save & Enter Another functions are enabled for a form, you’ll need to open the record to perform these functions.

An example from the performance history of an athlete which shows a podiatry appointment form with quick editing enabled

  1. Sign in to Smartabase to view your home page.
  2. Open the history tool from your home page.
  3. Select which event form you want to view the history for.
  4. Choose the time period that you want to see records for.
  5. Select the pencil icon for the record you want to make a quick edit to.
  6. In the pop-up screen, fill out the available fields.
  7. Save the record, which will return you to the history.