Grouping of observations within tables

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This page describes how observations within a table may be grouped in InfoEx reports.


Users can group the rows of tables according to three preferences: range; operation; and, no preference.


Fig. 1: How to access the grouping options
To access the grouping options click on the Layout button in the upper right corner of the 'Reports' page (Fig. 1).
Fig. 2: Layout pop-up window for InfoEx reports
A dropdown box will appear offering selections for the layout, grouping, font size and table types for the report that will be produced (Fig.2).
Fig. 3: Example of avalanche observations grouped by Range
Fig. 4: Example of avalanche observations grouped by Operation
Under 'Group By' select the grouping option of your choice. The grouping options will provide output as follows:
  • Range (default)
    This option groups the report entries in each table by the mountain range of the location (Fig. 3). The mountain ranges are ordered in a NW to SE direction modeled after the legacy InfoEx report. Observations that fall into multiple mountain ranges are not shown in multiple mountain range groups, but a new group for the particular combination of mountain ranges. This prevents the duplication of observations in the report.
NOTE The mountain range of the location is decided automatically when the location is created or edited by comparing their geometry to a baseline map of predefined mountain ranges. If the location overlaps two defined mountain ranges it will be associated with both.
  • Operation
    This option groups the report entries in each table in pseudo geographic order that sorts the operation according to the three main InfoEx regions (1. Alaska, NW Region and Coast Mtns; 2. Columbia and Rocky Mtns; 3. Eastern Canada) and roughly sorts them from NW to SE (Fig. 4). This option is useful for smaller reports (e.g., nearest neighbours) as the mountain range is less important and it saves space by eliminating the operation column in the table.
  • Date
    This option groups the report entries in each table by date. This option is useful for reports spanning multiple days.
  • None
    Choosing this option eliminates the grouping within the individual tables. The entire tables are either sorted pseudo-geographically by operation (default) or by any custom sorting specified by the user.
4. Click on the Okay button at the bottom of the layout pop-up window to commit your preferences to the system.
5. Wait while the application retrieves the data for the new grouping format from the server and displays it in the current view.

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Functionality tested by

  • Jan. 1, 2014: Pascal Haegeli