Import Data Files
What files can be imported?
The Import feature allows you to accomplish these tasks:
If you are just starting off with Handicap System and moving data from some other software or service, first import Player Information BEFORE importing Scores.
Data in a variety of configurations from other programs including Excel can be imported into Handicap System. The file you import must have a file extension of .txt or .csv. Most software programs and services have a way to output your data in a text file delimited by a comma, space, tab or semicolon.
When importing, if you already have names in the Handicap System Roster into which you are importing, the program will first attempt to match people by looking for a matching player ID number. If a number is not available, then the program will attempt a match with the first and last name (Jim and James or Dick and Richard may be the same person to us humans, but to the computer it is not a match even with the same last name).
If you are importing the data into an empty Roster, then no matching is necessary (except if you are importing scores in which case the first and last names must match for all scores by an individual player).
If you are importing non-score player information, make sure that each player's information is on one horizontal row in your import file. You may have just a first and last name, name plus a numeric ID, name and ID with email, etc., that you can import.
If you are importing player scores, make sure each player score is on one horizontal row of the import file with an ID# that matches the ID number of the player in the Roster into which you are importing the data.
If you are importing data into a pre-existing roster, please proceed with Step 1 below. If you first need to create a new roster, please do so and then proceed with Step 1.
If your importation of data did not work as you intended it to, you have an opportunity to get back to the data you had prior to the import attempt.
Note: You can only roll back the most recent import.