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JCapper 101 Audio & Video

 
These Podcasts were recorded to give you additional insight into the program that just isn't available through reading Help Docs alone. Watching VIDEO of the program in use and listening to Audio in addition to reading Help Docs is fine and all... But if you ask me, working with the Program "hands on" is without a doubt the best way to go from complete newbie to knowing how to walk, then knowing how to run, and ultimately being able to fly in the shortest time possible.

The files themselves are .wmv and .mp3 format. You should be able to render them in Windows Media Player or Real Player. If my server or your web connection isn't delivering content quickly enough, try right clicking the link and select "Save Target As" and simply download the file to your local machine... and then watch or listen to it from there.

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  • Note: Even though the videos in this section were recorded with the JCapper BASIC customer in mind, each video in this section absolutely applies to the database enabled JCapper Silver and JCapper Platinum programs too. (The JCapper modules shown in this section are also available in JCapper Silver and JCapper Platinum.)


  • VIDEO - Windows Explorer 101
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 07-28-2008 - Need a straightforward primer on Windows Explorer? Jeff demonstrates one way of using Windows Explorer to find and select files - and copy them from a source folder to a target folder.


  • VIDEO - Data Vendor Setting
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 10-20-2011 - Jeff demonstrates persisting the Data Vendor Setting.

  • The DFM (Data Folder Manager) - Basic Operating Instructions
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 10-25-2011 - Jeff demonstrates using the DFM to persist folders so that other JCapper modules can recognize them - which in turn enables you to point JCapper at folders anywhere on your machine where data files are stored.


  • Daily HDW Downloaders:
    Downloading Files from the HDW Site by Date (and building comma delimited text .JCP Files)

    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 10-25-2011 - Jeff demonstrates how to use the Download by Date button on the File Download Tool in JCapper's HDW File Mgr to download a single day's data and results files from the HDW site - as well as how to auto initiate a file build routine to create comma delimited text data and results files (populated with HDW data) that are not just JCapper compatible - but compatible with many other programs and spreadsheets.


  • Loading .JCP Files into JCapper using the DFM Card Loader
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 10-26-2011 - Jeff demonstrates how to use the DFM Card Loader to find and load .JCP files into JCapper so they can be used to generate past performances and run Calc Races routines.


  • The Manual Changes Module
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 10-26-2011 - Jeff demonstrates using the Manual Changes Module to toggle back and forth between data folders, page through the past performance data files loaded into JCapper on each data folder, page through the races within each race card file, and manually scratch (and unscratch) horses. Jeff also demonstrates how to take races off the turf and change the race distance and track condition when applicable.


  • The JCapper PPs Generator
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 10-26-2011 - Jeff demonstrates using JCapper's PPs Generator to toggle back and forth between data folders, scroll through the loaded race card files for each folder, and generate JCapper past performances for individual races.



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  • VIDEO - How to Install JCapper2008
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 07-27-2008 - Watch Jeff download and install JCapper2008.


  • VIDEO - Help Documents in JCapper
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 07-24-2008 - How and where to find Help Documents for JCapper2008.


  • VIDEO - Data Vendor Setting
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 10-20-2011 - Jeff demonstrates persisting the Data Vendor Setting.

    Hint: You need to set the Data Vendor to HDW before processing files from HDW. You need to set the Data Vendor to Brisnet before processing files from Brisnet. If you have a dual data enabled version of JCapper, you can process files from both data vendors - but you need to change the setting before processing files from the other data vendor.


  • VIDEO - Windows Explorer 101
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 07-28-2008 - Need a straightforward primer on Windows Explorer? Jeff demonstrates one way of using Windows Explorer to find and select files - and copy them from a source folder to a target folder.


  • AUDIO - Operating the Basic Program (Overview)
    To Listen CLICK HERE   Recorded 04-24-2007 - Jeff talks about how new Demo users can get up to speed on JCapper2007 in the shortest amount of time possible.


  • AUDIO - Demo User Quick Start (Nuts & Bolts)
    To Listen CLICK HERE   Recorded 05-17-2007 - Jeff talks about things Demo Users should be focusing on and then gives some nuts and bolts for loading a card file into the program.


  • VIDEO - Downloading and Unzipping Files with the File Downloader
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 07-24-2008 - Jeff uses the File Downloader to download and unzip a file from the Brisnet site. Fast, simple, and to the point.

    Note: In December, 2016 Brisnet moved the file download area of their site inside of an e-commerce shopping cart. As a result you can no longer use the File Downloader in JCapper to download Brisnet files. You now have to use a web browser to download from the Brisnet site - and you now have to make many mouse clicks to download individual files.

    I stopped using Brisnet data in 2009 and switched to HDW - and I couldn't be happier.

    You should know that JCapper offers a fully automated file download experience through the HDW File Download Tool. The Automating HDW File Downloads help doc contains a lot of technical information about the KeyWords needed for command line scripts, etc. But don't let that throw you.

    The HDW File Mgr now has a MENU that delivers the six most common Command Line Switches that I (personally) find myself using. Automating your HDW file download experience can be as easy as clicking MENU and running the desired Switch: The Switches MENU

    --Jeff Platt, JCapper program author


  • VIDEO - Unzipping Files with the File Unzipper
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 07-24-2008 - Jeff uses the File Unzipper to find and unzip files downloaded from the Brisnet site. Fast, simple, and to the point.


  • VIDEO - JCapper Tips & Tricks: Using The Data Folder Manager
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 04-10-2010 (10:07) - Jeff uses the Data Folder Manager to point to and edit the Default Data Folder. Controlling your Default Data Folder gives you control over the folder all JCapper modules point to when you launch them.


  • VIDEO - Downloading Files From the HDW Site
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 03-01-2010 - Jeff walks you through using HDW's Java App to download files directly from the HDW website. Jeff also uses the HDW File Manager in manual mode to find, unzip, and process HDW files, and reveals a little bit about HDW run styles using the Data Window.


  • VIDEO - Downloading Files From HDW Using JCapper's HDW File Download Tool
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 03-19-2010 - Jeff walks you through using JCapper's HDW File Download Tool to que, select, and download files from the HDW site. Jeff also demonstrates running JCapper's HDW File Manager in Auto Pilot mode to find, unzip, and process HDW files.

    Note: The above 2 videos show the interface as it existed back in March 2010. The interface has since been updated. To see the current interface in action, watch the videos immediately beneath this note.


  • Daily HDW Downloaders:
    Downloading Files from the HDW Site by Date (and building comma delimited text .JCP Files)

    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 10-25-2011 - Jeff demonstrates how to use the Download by Date button on the File Download Tool in JCapper's HDW File Mgr to download a single day's data and results files from the HDW site - as well as how to auto initiate a file build routine to create comma delimited text data and results files (populated with HDW data) that are not just JCapper compatible - but compatible with many other programs and spreadsheets.


  • Monthly Downloaders:
    Downloading Files from the HDW Site (and building comma delimited text .JCP Files)

    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 11-10-2011 - Jeff demonstrates how to use the Queue All and Synch To Disc buttons on the File Download Tool in JCapper's HDW File Mgr to queue up and download all of the data and results files available on the HDW server that you don't already have on your target folder - as well as how to run file build routines to create comma delimited text data and results files (populated with HDW data) that are not just JCapper compatible - but compatible with many other programs and spreadsheets.


  • VIDEO - The JCapper Past Performance Generator (15:47)
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 04-27-2010 - Jeff demonstrates using the JCapper Past Performance Generator to find and load race card files, to select races, and to generate JCapper Past Performance Reports.


  • Note: The above video shows the PPs Generator as it existed back in April 2010. The interface has since been updated. To see the current interface in action, watch the video immediately beneath this note.

  • The JCapper PPs Generator
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 10-26-2011 - Jeff demonstrates using JCapper's PPs Generator to toggle back and forth between data folders, scroll through the loaded race card files for each folder, and generate JCapper past performances for individual races.




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  • VIDEO - Building A Database in JCapper
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 07-26-2008 - Jeff uses the Demo Version of JCapper2008 to Build a Database.


  • Building Databases in SQL Mode (9:27)
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded Oct 23, 2009 - Jeff walks you through using the new checkboxes in the Database Builder to gain exact control over the scope and/or type of Build Database that you are about to run. Build Databses in Playlist File Mode, in SQL Mode (with or without clearing the StarterHistory Table first) - or build in BOTH modes concurrently - where the Database Builder creates a Playlist File AND populates the StarterHistory Table.


  • Database Build Modes Video I (9:36)
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded April 27, 2010 - Introducing 5 new "Build Modes." Select the appropriate Build Mode from the drop down. The interface auto checks the appropriate checkboxes for the selected Build Mode - providing easy control over how your build database routines run.


  • Database Build Modes Video II (10:46)
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded April 29, 2010 - In this video Jeff covers each of the 5 Build Modes - the situations each was designed for and when to use each one.


  • AUDIO - Building A Database (Overview)
    To Listen CLICK HERE   Recorded 04-20-2007 - Jeff talks about learning to use JCapper to Build Databases.


  • AUDIO - Building A Database (Nuts & Bolts)
    To Listen CLICK HERE   Recorded 05-17-2007 - Jeff talks about the nuts and bolts of using the DB Builder to build a database.




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  • VIDEO - Using the Data Folder Manager
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded June, 2009 (22:18) - Jeff shows you how to use the Data Folder Manager to select and persist a Default Data Folder, break a day's race cards up into three separate daily folders, and toggle back and forth between those folders as the need arises. If you've ever wanted a way to follow - stay current with, manage, and play 15 race cards on the same day this video is a must.


  • VIDEO - Using the Data Window I
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 07-29-2008 (14 min) - Jeff uses the Data Window to query a database built during an earlier video. Watch closely while he explains and demonstrates many of the Data Window's primary visual elements. Although this video is over 14 minutes long, it barely scratches the surface of what you can do with the JCapper Data Window.


  • VIDEO - Using the Data Window II
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 07-27-2008 - Jeff uses the Data Window to query a database built during an earlier video to look for factors that are doing well at those tracks that make up the database.


  • VIDEO - Using the Data Window III
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 10-20-2011 - Jeff demonstates using the Data Window in SQL mode to query an HDW database that contains 43k races from the first 9 1/2 months of calendar year 2011.


  • VIDEO - Data Window Exports and Reports for Trainers, Riders, and Owners
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 07-25-2008 - Jeff uses the Demo Version of JCapper2008 to run a CXN Data Window Export and generates and discusses reports for Trainers and Riders.


  • VIDEO - Using the Quick Index File Extract Tool
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 07-31-2008 (10:59) - Jeff demonstrates how to use the Quick Index File Extract Tool to create QuickIndex files to speed up Data Window queries.


  • VIDEO - Data Window Trck Weight Report (SQL Mode)
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 02-27-2012 (8:34) - Jeff demonstrates using the Data Window (in SQL Mode) to run a Track Weight Report. (The Data Window Track Weight Report uses a sophisticated JCapper algorithm to give you an accurate picture about the influence the track surface is having on race outcomes. You will know at a glance whether a track surface has been speed favoring or speed tiring.


  • AUDIO - Understanding the Data Window (Overview)
    To Listen CLICK HERE   Recorded 04-20-2007 - Jeff talks about learning to use the JCapper Data Window to perform both simple and complex queries.


  • AUDIO - Understanding the Data Window (Nuts & Bolts)
    To Listen CLICK HERE   Recorded 05-17-2007 - Jeff talks about the nuts and bolts of using the JCapper Data Window to perform both simple and complex queries.




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  • VIDEO - Simple Basic UDMs
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 07-29-2008 (9 min) - Jeff shows how to use the UDM Wizard to create simple basic UDMs.


  • VIDEO - A Simple Trainer UDM
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 07-25-2008 - Jeff uses an idea from an earlier video as the foundation for a simple trainer UDM.


  • VIDEO - A Speed and Pace UDM
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 07-29-2008 (13 min) - Jeff uses an idea from an earlier video as the foundation for a track specific speed and pace UDM.


  • VIDEO - Dynamic Filter Codes
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 07-31-2008 (8:17) - Jeff uses the Dynamic Filter Tool to add Dynamic Filter Codes to a UDM.


  • VIDEO - The UDM Wizard's UDM XML Recovery Screen
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 08-08-2008 (11:52) - Jeff walks you through the UDM Wizard's UDM XML Recovery Screen. Watch as he uses it to create and load log entries that can be used as recovery points. Required viewing if you want to learn how to use the Recovery Screen to recover UDM XML in the event it becomes lost.


  • AUDIO - Negative Expectation UDMs
    To Listen CLICK HERE   Recorded 04-23-2007 - Jeff talks about how and why Negative Expectation UDMs can help your bottom line, fundamental concepts behind creating good Negative Expectation UDMs, and then provides a step by step tutorial where he creates a really good five factor Negative Expectation UDM.


  • AUDIO - Specific Situation UDMs
    To Listen CLICK HERE   Recorded 04-24-2007 - Jeff talks about creating UDMs to address specific handicapping situations that you will face every day, and then presents a step by step turorial where he creates both a Negative Expectation UDM and a Positive Expectation UDM to address horses stretching out sprint to route today.




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  • VIDEO - Data Vendor Setting
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 10-20-2011 - Jeff demonstrates persisting the Data Vendor Setting.

    Hint: You need to set the Data Vendor to HDW before processing files from HDW. You need to set the Data Vendor to Brisnet before processing files from Brisnet. If you have a dual data enabled version of JCapper, you can process files from both data vendors - but you need to change the setting before processing files from the other data vendor.


  • VIDEO - Downloading Files From the HDW Site
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 03-01-2010 - Jeff walks you through using HDW's Java App to download files directly from the HDW website. Jeff also uses the HDW File Manager in manual mode to find, unzip, and process HDW files, and reveals a little bit about HDW run styles using the Data Window.


  • Daily HDW Downloaders:
    Downloading Files from the HDW Site by Date (and building comma delimited text .JCP Files)

    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 10-25-2011 - Jeff demonstrates how to use the Download by Date button on the File Download Tool in JCapper's HDW File Mgr to download a single day's data and results files from the HDW site - as well as how to auto initiate a file build routine to create comma delimited text data and results files (populated with HDW data) that are not just JCapper compatible - but compatible with many other programs and spreadsheets.


  • Monthly Downloaders:
    Downloading Files from the HDW Site (and building comma delimited text .JCP Files)

    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 11-10-2011 - Jeff demonstrates how to use the Queue All and Synch To Disc buttons on the File Download Tool in JCapper's HDW File Mgr to queue up and download all of the data and results files available on the HDW server that you don't already have on your target folder - as well as how to run file build routines to create comma delimited text data and results files (populated with HDW data) that are not just JCapper compatible - but compatible with many other programs and spreadsheets.


  • A Simple (But Useful) UDM Using HDW Data (Video I)
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 04-24-2010 (18 min) - Using the Data Window in SQL Mode to create a simple (but useful) UDM using some of the unique attributes found in JCapper-HDW data.


  • A Simple (But Useful) UDM Using HDW Data (Video II)
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 04-24-2010 (8 min) - Using the UDM Wizard to create a simple (but useful) SQL UDM from the R&D we did in the first video.




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  • The DFM (Data Folder Manager) - Basic Operating Instructions
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 10-25-2011 - Jeff demonstrates using the DFM to persist folders so that other JCapper modules can recognize them - which in turn enables you to point JCapper at folders anywhere on your machine where data files are stored.


  • Downloading Files from the HDW Site (and building comma delimited text .JCP Files)
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 10-25-2011 - Jeff demonstrates how to use the Download by Date button on the File Download Tool in JCapper's HDW File Mgr to download a single day's data and results files from the HDW site - as well as how to auto initiate a file build routine to create comma delimited text data and results files (populated with HDW data) that are not just JCapper compatible - but compatible with many other programs and spreadsheets.


  • VIDEO - Loading race card Files into JCapper with the Card Loader
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 07-24-2008 - Jeff uses the Card Loader to load JCapper.dat file(s) into the Demo Version of JCapper2008. Fast, simple, and to the point.


  • Note: The above video shows the original Card Loader. In September 2011 a drag and drop enabled Card Loader was added to the DFM. This new interface provides a faster more intuitive way to load race card files into the program. (Make sure you watch the video immediately beneath this note.)

  • Loading .JCP Files into JCapper using the DFM Card Loader
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 10-26-2011 - Jeff demonstrates how to use the DFM Card Loader to find and load .JCP files into JCapper so they can be used to generate past performances and run Calc Races routines.


  • VIDEO - SCRATCH BOT - Parsing Scratches and Changes from the Internet
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE (5:10)   Recorded 09-19-2009 - Jeff demonstrates the required setup process and then uses Scratch Bot to parse Scratches and Changes from the internet - importing them directly into JCapper.


  • VIDEO - Calculating Races and Viewing Reports
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 07-24-2008 - Jeff uses the Demo Version of JCapper2008 to run a Calc Races on a loaded JCapper.dat file and briefly talks about the HTML and Text Reports.


  • VIDEO - The JCapper Past Performance Generator (15:47)
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 04-27-2010 - Jeff demonstrates using the JCapper Past Performance Generator to find and load race card files, to select races, and to generate JCapper Past Performance Reports.


  • Note: The above video shows the PPs Generator as it existed back in April 2010. The interface has since been updated. To see the current interface in action, watch the video immediately beneath this note.

  • The JCapper PPs Generator
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 10-26-2011 - Jeff demonstrates using JCapper's PPs Generator to toggle back and forth between data folders, scroll through the loaded race card files for each folder, and generate JCapper past performances for individual races.


  • VIDEO - The JCapper JCapper UDM SQL Mode Reports Module (10:00)
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 11-08-2011 - Jeff shows you how to use the JCapper UDM SQL Mode Reports Module to (quickly) organize your race day.




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  • Table Schema - The JCapper2.mdb StarterHistory Table
    An up to date list of field names and data types for the JCapper2.mdb StarterHistory Table.
    Table Schema - The JCapper2.mdb StarterHistory Table - click here -


  • The JCapper SQL "Cheat" Sheet
    Examples of SQL Expressions that you can use in UDMs.
    The JCapper SQL "Cheat" Sheet - click here -


  • Introduction To SQL from www.w3Schools.com
    A very good tutorial titled An Introduction to SQL from www.w3Schools.com
    Introduction To SQL from www.w3Schools.com - click here -


  • SQL Quick Reference from www.w3Schools.com
    A very good SQL Quick Reference Page from www.w3Schools.com
    SQL Quick Reference From W3Schools from www.w3Schools.com - click here -


  • Design Doc - JCapper Customizeable HTML Report
    A design doc covering the JCapper Customizeable HTML Report
    Design Doc - JCapper Customizeable HTML Report - click here -


  • Web Tutorial - SQL Factor Setup Wizard
    A four part web tutorial that contains complete instructions for using the SQL Factor Setup Wizard to:
    1. Edit the SQL Factor Setup using Screen ONE
    2. Edit factors appearing on the SQL HTML Report Layout using Screen TWO
    3. Rearrange the SQL HTML Report Layout using Screen THREE
    4. Define Cell Display Attributes on the SQL HTML Report Layout using Screen FOUR
    Web Tutorial - SQL Factor Setup Wizard - click here -


  • VIDEO 10/08/2009 - Importing Data From One JCapper2.mdb File to Another
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 10/08/2009 - Jeff demonstrates making the Installer give you a fresh blank JCapper2.mdb file and shows you how to import data from a source JCapper2.mdb file directly into a target JCapper2.mdb file. Very useful whenver you get the latest program version... Get the latest (current) version JCapper2.mdb file from the Installer and use the JCapper2 Import Module to import all of your existing data... Data Window Exports, SQL Mode Factor and Customizeable Report Setup data, etc. right from your old JCapper2.mdb file.

    Hint: Running the program and staying current with the downloads just got easier.

    VIDEO 10/07/2009 - SQL Mode Setup Wizard - Set Up for SQL Factors and the Customizeable HTML Report
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 10/07/2009 - Jeff shows you the Screens in the new SQL Mode Setup Wizard... a new more robust (graphical) interface for dropping factors into specific slot numbers on your customizeable report layout and defining the slot number attributes displayed on your report.

    Hint: Creating a custom HTML Report from scratch just got easier.

  • VIDEO #1 - Set Up for SQL Factors and the Customizeable HTML Report
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded Sept, 2009 - Jeff shows you the interfaces for toggling JCapper into SQL Mode, putting it back into Playlist File Mode, setting up your 35 SQL Factors, and the Customizeable HTML Report.

    Hint: Run a Calc Races in SQL Mode first and see what the Customizeable HTML Report that comes with the download package looks like BEFORE you decide to rearrange the factors.


  • VIDEO #1B - Setting Up Your 35 SQL Factors from Scratch and Getting Data Into Your StarterHistory Table
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded Sept, 2009 - Jeff walks you through setting up your 35 SQL Factors from scratch and shows you how to get data into your StarterHistory Table.


  • Notes:
    1. The above video was recorded to show BETA TESTERS of the SQL Enabled Data Window how to perfrom SQL Factor Setup. While the install process for YOUR install is different than that shown in the video... the instructions in the video for SQL Factor Setup and getting data into your StarterHistory Table is correct.


    2. If you do decide to rearrange your SQL Factors you WILL need to adjust (at a minimum) the factor headings for each slot on your Customizeable HTML Report.


  • VIDEO #2 - Running The Data Window in SQL Mode
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded Sept, 2009 - Jeff walks you through running the Data Window in SQL Mode.


  • VIDEO - Using the Data Window III
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 10-20-2011 - Jeff demonstates using the Data Window in SQL mode to query an HDW database that contains 43k races from the first 9 1/2 months of calendar year 2011.


  • VIDEO - Data Window Trck Weight Report (SQL Mode)
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 02-27-2012 (8:34) - Jeff demonstrates using the Data Window (in SQL Mode) to run a Track Weight Report. (The Data Window Track Weight Report uses a sophisticated JCapper algorithm to give you an accurate picture about the influence the track surface is having on race outcomes. You will know at a glance whether a track surface has been speed favoring or speed tiring.


  • VIDEO #3 - SQL UDMs
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded Sept, 2009 - Jeff walks you through using the UDM Wizard to create SQL UDMs, shows you how to run them through the Data Window, and talks about how to deal with odds based factors in your SQL Expressions on race day.


  • Building Databases in SQL Mode (9:27)
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded Oct 23, 2009 - Jeff walks you through using the new checkboxes in the Database Builder to gain exact control over the scope and/or type of Build Database that you are about to run. Build Databses in Playlist File Mode, in SQL Mode (with or without clearing the StarterHistory Table first) - or build in BOTH modes concurrently - where the Database Builder creates a Playlist File AND populates the StarterHistory Table.


  • VIDEO - The JCapper JCapper UDM SQL Mode Reports Module (10:00)
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 11-08-2011 - Jeff shows you how to use the JCapper UDM SQL Mode Reports Module to (quickly) organize your race day.




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  • VIDEO - BACK UP your JCapper.mdb File
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 08-10-2008 (4:03) - How to Back UP (and Restore if necessary) the file where your UDM Defintions are stored. ALWAYS maintain back ups of this file.


  • VIDEO - The JCapper2008 System Defintions Screen
    WATCH THE VIDEO - CLICK HERE   Recorded 08-01-2008 (22:39) - Jeff walks you through the JCapper2008 System Definitions Screen.




  • Author's note about these podcasts -

    I recorded these in my San Diego, CA and Jupiter, FL sound studios. < G >

    Ok, so I really don't have a sound studio, let alone two.

    Truth be told I used my Toshiba Laptop and had fun doing them. The balconies outside both "offices" afford a fantastic view of the ocean... and the beach IS within easy walking distance. Many of these were done from either balcony. At times I think neighbors and passers by were a little jealous. There they were starting the car, trying not to spill coffee while rushing off to punch in by 9:00 am at some job. And there I was, already having made the commute to the balcony, dressed for work in flip flops and board shorts, downloading files, calculating races, making the occasional odd bet, and doing take after take on innane topics like downloading files.

    Seriously though, there is good information to be found in these podcasts, Whether you are a new user taking the Demo for the very first time, or an experienced JCapper user who has been there from the beginning. It is my sincerest hope that watching and listening to me talk about using the program gives you insight that elevates your game in some way.

    Enjoy,

    -jp
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Q. What if I have questions about something I can't find in the Videos or Help Docs?

A. The only stupid questions are the ones we are too shy to ask.
  1. Post your questions in the JCapper 101 section of the JCapper Message Board.
    I'm an extremely busy guy. Even so I try to read the JCapper Message Board at least once a day. We just happen to have an active and friendly JCapper community reading the message board. Many times somebody from the community will answer a question before I even get the chance to read it.


  2. Email your questions to me.
    I try to check my JCapper email inbox at least once a day. If you email a question to me I'll email you back with an answer - usually within 24 hours.

Bottom Line: - If you have questions or need help with the program - ask.



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