After completing this help guide, you’ll be able to:
- Access Comet Data
- Navigate to matches report
- Use parameters to run report with required data
Reporting on matches is now available through the new reporting platform - Comet Data. Reports in Comet Data are more generic than they have been previously so you will see there are a lot more parameters that allows us to manipulate the data we are reporting on.
Start by navigating to Comet Data at https://comet.oceaniafootball.com/data/ then log in using the same username and password that you use to log into Comet.
Once you are on the dashboard select Competitions from the menu on the left. (note - if you cannot see the menu click the 3 bars menu icon on the top left of the screen to display)
Once we have selected the Competitions category from the menu we will see a list of reports related to this category. For this guide we want to select the top report labelled Matches.
Now we will be in our report screen with all of the parameters we can set to provide our data. Let's look at a simple report on all of the matches taking place for teams in our club this weekend.
To do this we first need to set the Association parameter. This is related to the association that the competitions are set up at rather than the associated your club is set up at. For example if you have teams playing in National level competitions you will need to set this as New Zealand Football otherwise this can be set to your Federation. There is a toggle button next to association labelled 'Include organisations below in hierarchy', to ensure we are reporting on all matches we need to have this toggled to the on position.
Next we need to set the Date From and Date To parameters. We will set this to the dates of the coming weekend this will ensure we are only going to report on matches taking place this weekend.
Finally you need to set the Club parameter. When you are logged in at club level you will only see your club as an option in this field. Just click the field and click the club to input the value. This parameter allows us to only see matches related to our club rather than all matches in competitions.
Once those parameters are set, click Run Report.
The report will display all matches that match our parameters. On the top right of the report there are another 3 icons that allow us to do a few more things.
Let's work through what each of these do.
|This icon relates to the column display of our report. By default all of the available columns will be selected but this may be more data than we actually need. By clicking the columns icon we can either untick all of the columns we don't need or we can untick Show All at the top of the list and then tick only the columns we want.
|This icon allows us to export the contents of the report to an Excel spreadsheet. For larger reports you will receive a notification that a link to download the report will be sent to the email address of your user account. If it is a smaller account the report will download straight into the browser.
|This icon allows us to save the report. This is useful if we are going to be running reports using the same parameters quite often. Click this item to see the save report options. From there we need to input a name for the report and optionally we can add a description. Then click Save.
To view our saved reports we need to click My Reports from the menu on the left. Then click the three dots on the right of the report we want to run and select Run Report.
Now that we have run a basic matches report let's look at some of the other parameters available to us and how we can use these to get other data from the same report.
|Use the season parameter to select competitions from the current or past season. This is useful if you want to leave the match dates open but only report on matches from a specific season.
|If you only want to see matches from specific competition then you can use this parameter. This parameter will allow you to select one or multiple competitions.
|Use this parameter if you would prefer to report on matches by round rather than match date.
|Use this parameter to save and quickly run the same report without having to change the dates. For example set this parameter to "This Week" to run the report on any matches coming up in the current week.