Statistic Views


Starting with Swisslog Version 5 a great number of Statistics with the corresponding information tables are predefined. The Statistics are called the Standard Statistics and are stored in the database SWLSTAT.MDB. You can not update this database; it will be replaced when updates for information tables or new statistics are available.

SWLSTAT.MDB also contains some standard Statistic Report Templates. As with the Statistics, you can add your private templates which are stored in your Log database.

By default all statistics are active. Active means that each time you enter a new QSO all Statistics are checked to see if the QSO qualifies for the Statistic. It's obvious that this needs some CPU processing time; therefore you can deactivate Statistics in which your not interested.

Because only a limited number of fields are available to store Statistic information Variable Statistics are used if a field conflict would exist. Field conflicts are detected at run time. If you define Private Statistics you will get an error message when entering a QSO. You then have to inactivate one of the conflicting Statistics, use another field or use a Variable Statistic. A function is provided to re-assign a new field for a statistic, see resolve statistic conflicts.

Statistic Views

SWISSLOG provides 3 different Views to display Statistic Information.

  1. The Statistic (View): displays all information of a Statistic in a window

  2. The Statistic-Quick-View: displays the Statistic Information only relative to the currently selected QSO in a small Window. The information is dynamically updated each time the selected QSO changes.

  3. The Statistic-Quick_Info: displays the following Information for the currently selected QSO:

Selecting a Statistic for a View

To open a Statistic-View select one of the Statistic-View entries in the View menu:

This opens the Statistic-View Selection dialog in which you can select the Statistic(s) to be displayed and the Statistic-Report-Definition to be used for the Display. Statistic-Report-Definitions define the details of what should be displayed like Bands, Modes or the QSOs which should be included based on Events or own QTHs.

The Statistic Selection Dialog has two parts:

Statistic Selection

This is a Tree View with the main nodes (sections) Private Statistics and Standard Statistics. To select a Statistic View either select a Statistic from the Private or Standard Statistic section and then a Report Template from the list of reports which is displayed when a Statistic is selected.

To open or close a section press on the + or - signs.

Statistic Report Template Definition

See Create a Statistic-Report Template for details.

Deactivating Statistics

You can deactivate Statistics you are not interested in. This will improve the performance when entering QSOs. SWISSLOG checks for which of the active statistics the QSO qualifies and sets the field names to the Prompt and links the Information table to the field as defined in the statistic definition. Deactivating a statistic excludes it from this process and therefore makes QSO entry faster.

To deactivate a Statistic select

Options Active Statistics

and remove the check marks for the Statistics to be deactivated in the following dialog

Be careful! Some unexpected things can happen after deactivating certain statistics. For example: if you deactivate the WAS and US_COUNTIES statistics then the US state and US county Information Tables will not be assigned automatically to the Region and Sub-Region fields. You will notice this when the Region field's name won't change to "State", and the Sub-Region field's name won't change to "County". Example:

So if you disable those 2 statistic and you log a US station you will no longer be disable to select the county from the list - you will get the error message shown above - and you will have to find and type the name yourself!

Statistic View

The Statistic View displays the selected statistic in a split screen window. Pressing the right mouse button will display a pop-up menu which provides a few additional statistic functions. The Statistic Views can include all QSOs of the Database or only QSOs made from specific QTHs.

To display the Statistic View press Ctrl-S or select

 View  | Statistic from SWISSLOG's main menu.

This displays the Statistic Selection Dialog.

Functions of the Statistic View

The following functions are available in the Statistic View

You can display all QSOs which belong to a Statistic Cell by double clicking on it. This is handy for selecting QSO for Awards.


The Statistic-Quick-View displays a small window which contains the Statistic Information for the currently selected QSO, for example the DXCC statistic for that country, WAZ statistic for this zone, etc., on different bands and in different modes.

The Quick-Views are opened in the same way as Statistic-Views, but Statistic-Quick-View must be selected from the main menu.

You can display all QSOs that belong to a Statistic Cell by double clicking on it.

Statistic Quick-Info

The Statistic-Quick-Info window displays the following Information for the currently selected QSO:

This window is updated whenever you enter a new QSO. It is also updated when a new QSO in the logbook view is selected or a DX-Message is selected in the DX-Message-Window and the option 'Update Quick Stat. automatically' of the corresponding window  is set.

Create a Statistic-Report Template

Statistic-Report-Templates define what and how information is displayed in statistic views.

As with Statistics there are standard and private Statistic-Report-Templates. You can add and change private templates but not standard templates. You add or modify Statistic Report Templates in the Statistic Selection Dialog. That means that you have to open a Statistic View in order to work with Statistic Report Templates. Select

View Statistic

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Last modified: 25 oct. 2020