DataVolley file validator

Check a DataVolley file for errors and inconsistencies. Contact .

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Upload your DataVolley file

Text encoding used in file
(If blank the encoding will be guessed, but may not be successful — you might see incorrect accented characters in e.g. player names.)


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See also

Analysis and reporting of your DataVolley files (app in early development).

News and updates

June 2018

- Support for files generated by DataVolley Media (thanks to Hugh Nguyen). If you use DV Media and find problems, please let us know

- Play-by-play overview tab added

May 2018

- Option to flag unexpected serve receivers, thanks to Hai-Binh Ly for the idea

April 2018

- Experimental support for VolleyMetrics scouting conventions

February 2018

- Match analysis tab added

January 2018

- Improved checking around rotation errors

- Option to exclude setter tips from the check of back-row players making front-row attacks

- Bug fixes, including an error in the feedback submission. Apologies if you tried to submit feedback and it didn't work!

- More robust detection of text encoding.

- Checking of 'ace' encodings, serves not followed by reception.

December 2017

- Recent increased usage of this app has led to a steep increase in hosting costs. It is still possible to use the app for free, but free usage is now subject to restrictions. See the pricing tab for more information, including subscription options for users who wish to avoid these restrictions.

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Match analysis


Play-by-play overview


This app parses the main body of the DataVolley file into a tabular data format, which can be downloaded here as a CSV file. This can be imported into other programs and apps, including the Binary Sports video analysis software.

here. The subscription fee is $12 AUD per month (approximately $9 USD or €8 EUR at current exchange rates).

About

This validator checks for common errors and inconsistencies in DataVolley files. Note, however, that the DataVolley software is quite flexible and can be used in different ways by different scouts. It is not possible to anticipate all such usages, and so this app might sometimes report "errors" that are in fact perfectly valid usage. This is particularly likely if you have changed the evaluation codes (#!=/-+) to have meanings that are different to their standard DataVolley definitions.

You can:

  • ignore these items, since they aren't applicable to your file, or
  • if you believe that your usage pattern is a common one and the validator should support it, please suggest it and we will endeavour to incorporate it.


Thanks due

This app has benefitted greatly from advice and input from a number of coaches and scouts, including Mark Lebedew, Olaf Garbe, Cris Bocca, Gerhard Bader, Hai-Binh Ly, and Hugh Nguyen.


Support and customization

Tailored validation to your particular usage may be possible. The cost of this service will depend on the extent of tailoring required. For support, customized validation options, and extended functionality, contact .


Privacy and disclaimer

The results of your validation will be logged to help improve the app. Your DataVolley file will not be kept.

Science Untangled and this validator application have no affiliation with or endorsement from DataVolley. Similarly, the application's support for VolleyMetrics scouting conventions is not endorsed or supported by VolleyMetrics.

Use the validator at your own risk. While every effort has been made to make it accurate, no warranty is given.


Validator version: , using datavolley version 0.6.3