Preparing for Scoring¶
Trials that are scored in KDSmart will require some configuration so that users can score their trials in the way that that is best for their workflow. There are plenty of different configuration options in KDSmart so this section is a guide to preparing for scoring.
Demo vs Production - Where is Your Data Stored?¶
KDSmart contains two separate local databases on the device; the Production Database for your real work, and the Demo Database for experimenting with KDSmart.
KDSmart helps you identify which database is active in a number of ways:
- If you see the Lockdown Button at the top of the Home Screen then you are using the Demo Database.
- When the Scoring Configuration Screen is presented, there is a [DEMO db] label at the bottom.
Use this mode when someone else is to perform the scoring and that is ALL they are to do.
Trial details are the attributes of each trial such as trial layout, organism type, and traits. The Trial Details Screen can be accessed in two ways:
- Selecting a trial (with a short press) from the Trials Screen; and
- Swiping left/right on the Home Screen until the desired trial is found and then Selecting the Trial Details Button.
|When viewing trial details, those trial attributes that can be edited will have an adjacent
The table below provides information on each trial attribute:
|Trial Name||What the trial will be named in KDXplore or KDSmart.|
|Abbreviation||An abbreviated trial name for display purposes.|
|Planting Date||The date that planting occurred for the trial. Planting date must be set before scoring can commence as the Elapsed Days trait data type will not work unless it has been set.|
|Plot & X/Y Axis Names||Determines the trial element names that are to appear on scoring screens.
These will be names for Plot and X/Y axes, depending upon what was imported.
|Plot Identification||How plots are identified e.g. Block/Block Column/Block Row.|
|Trial Layout||At a minimum, there will be an option for choosing the plot origin (starting plot for scoring). Depending on the trial, there may be more options such as block plot origin.|
|Organism Type||Provides a choice of the symbol to represent the organism on screen.|
|Note||A text note for the trial.|
|Traits||Trials may have many traits, however, it is not necessary or desirable for them all to be visible when scoring and traits can be made visible or hidden as required. Select the Edit Button to change traits that are used.
The blue highlighted panel, near the bottom of the Scoring Configuration Screen lists the trait instances available in the trial showing:
Traits currently selected for scoring;
Not selected or hidden; and
Trait instance(s) selected.
|Trial Attributes||Non-editable from import|
|Plot Types||Non-editable from import|
|Plot Attributes||Non-editable from import|
Most of the important collection parameters (scoring options) can be found on the Scoring Configuration Screen. Swipe left and right between the tabs to view all of the options. The tables below outline the function or options available in each tab and the sections provide more in-depth information.
Star Icons can select or deselect a trait or trait instance for scoring (sets the trait as active or inactive). Setting a trait/instance as inactive does not remove the trait from the trial but removes it from the Scoring Screen to prevent unnecessary scrolling.
The Menu Button provides options for adding traits or changing the trait scoring order.
Enabled management of traits that are to be scored.
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Options for editing or removing trait instances.
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Choose Tag Bundle¶
Choose a Tag Bundle:
Scoring can be started in a variety of ways in KDSmart as outlined in the table below:
|Quick-start from the Home Screen||Swipe left and right between the displayed trials until you find the trial that you want to score. Select the Start Button to immediately start scoring. If you have scored this trial before then this will resume scoring from where you were before. If this is a new trial you will be taken to the Scoring Configuration Screen where you need to confirm collection parameters, then select the Start Button to begin.|
|Trial Details from the Home Screen||Swipe left and right between the displayed trials until you find the trial that you want to score. Select the Trial Details Button and change any of the details if you wish then select the Start Button. If you have scored this trial before then this will resume scoring from where you were before. If this is a new trial you will be taken to the Scoring Configuration Screen where you need to confirm collection parameters, then select the Start Button again to begin.|
|Quick-start from the Trials Screen||If there is currently a trial selected, select the Start Button to be taken to the Scoring Configuration Screen where you can choose collection parameters and then select the Start Scoring Button to begin scoring.|
|Trial Details from the Trials Screen||Select a trial to immediately display the Trial Details Screen. Select the Start Button to be taken to the Scoring Configuration Screen where you can choose collection parameters and then select the Start Scoring Button to begin scoring.|
Once all configuration options have been set, scoring can begin. See the Scoring page at: http://www.kddart.org/help/kdsmart/html/kdsmarthelp.html for more information.