July 2019 Release Notes

Published on August 1, 2019 9:15 PM by dbo.

The July 2019 release notes for the CFLdb family of sites documents the substantial data updates to the CFLdb Statistics site and more updates. Read on to learn more.

The following changes have been made to CFLdb since the last report:

  • Update: 2019 PDF/iCal schedules updated/republished.
  • Research: Research Assignment published for roster discrepancies. Updated throughout the month, so if you read early, please check again to see new info requested.

The following changes have been made to CFLdb Statistics since the last report:

  • Data: Added 5,036 jersey numbers for players in seasons from 1989-2012 (Thanks Mark!).
  • Data: Fixed error associating drafted player with player with same name who participated in CFL games, affecting draft success values for Edmonton.
  • Data: Various other data updates (7,641 updates, additions and deletions this month).
  • Enhancement: Added Grey Cup GP column to team season player participation (roster) page when team participated in Grey Cup.
  • Enhancement: Added season game participation with team, jersey number to player pages.
  • Enhancement: Added Contributor page after removed from home page.
  • Enhancement: Restructured home page and started page enhancements for improved mobile experience.
  • Bug: Numerous layout, wording and display improvements as the result of page refactoring.

Along with numerous other cosmetic, data, performance, administrative, or infrastructure related bug fixes and enhancements (137 commits this month).

Thanks to contributor Mark this month.


The CFLdb Statistics design refresh has started. Things are going to break and change rapidly. Constructive feedback is appreciated.

Jerseys and Rosters

Mark Estep’s contribution of over 16,000 jersey numbers for players CFL 1946-2012 was completed in July. There are still a few missing each season for some teams (total 390), see if you can fill in any of the missing numbers. If you find any corrections or additions to what the site displays, be sure to pass those on also. If you want a different challenge, jersey numbers for pre-1946 seasons are in need of filling in. Mark promises next to contribute ORFU players and jersey numbers. ORFU players are not currently in the database, so this would be another major contribution to the benefit of interested parties.

I am also considering adding game rosters to the database, starting with most recent seasons. This would open up the opportunity for contributions to fill out the other seasons. I will keep all posted in these notes, but please, if you consider helping in this effort, contact me to discuss data format so we can reduce the effort on my part for data entry. Thanks in advance.

Contributions, Corrections and Suggestions

Send all contributions, corrections and suggestions to me via methods found on the Contact page. All contributions are credited, with more prominent credit for the largest statistics contributors on the CFLdb Statistics forthcoming contributor page. The contributor list will, therefore, reflect the true owners of the site, those that research, compile and contribute data and corrections.


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July 2019 Release Notes was published on August 1, 2019 9:15 PM by dbo.

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