How to use Game Filters
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Written by Jeff Wigal
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What Game Filters are:

Game filters allow you to do exactly what the name suggests: create filters for the games that you want to see on your screen.

When you navigate to any Games page, the system generally defaults to showing you all the games that fall within that category, from today's date, onward.

For example, if you're an assignor viewing All Games, you will see all the games that you have access to view, from today on.

πŸ’‘ There are a couple of Games pages where the system will default to filtering on an additional field or two. For instance, if you're an official viewing All Unassigned Games, the system will automatically filter out any cancelled games for you.

The Benefits of Game Filters:

Filtering on games can be helpful for both assignors and officials alike.

Assignors often only need to view, assign, or update games within a specific date range, venue and/or [insert any number of criteria].

Similarly, when officials are viewing unassigned games, they may only want to view the games that they'd actually be interested in working at. These could, for example, be games that are taking place in a certain Venue or Venue Area, or within a specific League.

Game Filters eliminate all the games that you don't need to see in a given moment, streamlining your experience on the platform. πŸ‘

How to Create a Game Filter:

Video Tutorial:

Step-by-step Instructions:

1. Initiate creating a filter.

From the Games page, select the Filters Games bar at the top of the screen.

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πŸ’‘ You'll notice the game filters bar in several locations within your account. Regardless of where you're viewing it from, the functionality will be the same. More info on where else you can filter games can be found in the FAQ section below.

2. Fill in the criteria for your games filter.

You can search on anything from Venue, Game ID, Age Group, Team, and more. Here's an example of a game filter:

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If we input this criteria above πŸ‘†, then the system would only show us games:

  • from January 1, 2024 onwards,

  • that are Published,

  • at the Venue : Allen HS,

  • within the Age Group : 15-18 years old,

  • in the League : Group A,

  • and that are Only Unassigned.

If there are fields that you do not want the system to filter on, simply leave those fields blank.

πŸ’‘ Depending on your permissions and role within the platform, your filter options may differ slightly from what you see in the screenshots in this article.

3. Run your filter.

From the Games page, towards the bottom of the Game Filter window, select Apply Filter.

The system will then show you all of the games that align with the criteria you input in your games bar.

Game Filters β€” Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Where are the main places I can filter games in the platform?

There are three main places that you can create a filter in the platform. From the Games, Filters, or Reports sections of your account.

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  1. This article πŸ‘† focuses on filtering from the Games menu item.

  2. Here's where to learn more about saving filters for future use, from the Filters menu item.

  3. And here's where to learn more about running reports based on filters, from the Reports menu item.

2. Can I save filters for future use?

Yes! You can learn all about how to save filters in this article.

3. How can I run a generic Games or Assignments report on a Game Filter?

Whenever you're viewing filtered games, you have the option to export those Games (and/or their Assignments) into a .CSV file.

To do this, scroll down to the bottom of the page:

  1. Select Download.

  2. Select Games as CSV or Assignments as CSV, depending on your preference.

  3. Open the .CSV from your device.

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4. How can I run a specific report (e.g. Payroll Detail report) on an already-existing Game Filter?

If you have an already-saved filter, and would like to run a specific report on it, you can do so by following these steps:

  1. Navigate to the Reports page.

  2. From the Use a Saved Filter dropdown, select the game filter you wish to run a report on.

  3. From the Choose a Report dropdown, select which report you want to run.

  4. Double-check that your game filter criteria looks correct.

  5. Select Run Report.

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πŸ’‘ You can only run a specific report on a filter after you've saved it. You can learn more about how to save filters in this article.

And you can learn more about how to run reports here.

5. Can you filter games on the Assignr mobile app?

Not yet! If you want to filter on games, you'll want to do so from a web browser (which you can do from a smartphone, tablet, or computer).

6. What user types are able to use game filters in Assignr?

All of 'em! Officials, assignors, observers, and managers alike are able to filter on whatever games they have access to.

As always, reach out to us at [email protected] with any questions! Happy filtering. πŸ™‚

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