Data Transfer Options
League Manager, Tournament Manager and Handicap System all have a built in import tool which lets you import data that is in a "standard" delimited format. If the product you have used in the past cannot export its data into a standard format....we can help you with your data transfer needs from other products. Only organizations that have purchased both the Unlimited Handicap System AND Unlimited Tournament Manager software qualify for our free transfer service.
If data requires significant manual manipulation to prepare it in a readable format, a transfer fee may apply. The minimum fee for helping you import such data is $50. The fee may be more depending on how "irregular" your data file is and the size of your file(s).
What the Software Can Currently Do
Any of our software can import data. The data must be in ASCII delimited format. The delimiter can be a comma, tab, space, etc. In addition to the delimiter, the data must be configured so that each data record must be on one row. The below samples show what will work and what will not:
Acceptable data file format
The following file has one header line (row), identifying information on each row (data record) and each row is a complete data record.
Data file format that will not work
The following file does not have identifying information on each row and has "header" lines or rows throughout the data. This type of irregular file, as well as others that do not have complete data (identifying information as well as the data) on each row require us to write a custom application for importation.
|Jim Smith scores|
|George Brown scores|
|Richard Hayes scores|
What Do I Need to Do?
Send us the data you wish us to import. Note that a fee may apply if the data file you send is in irregular format. Please see data tables above. If a fee will apply, we will contact you before we proceed.
Email your data as an attachment to:
Or send a disk or CDROM with your data to:
Attn: Data Transfer
1143 Executive Circle, Suite i
Cary, NC 27511
Include your email address and phone number in case we need to contact you.
How Do I Export Data?
Call us at 919-460-7424 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be glad to offer ideas or suggestions.
All programs are different, so we may not know the exact steps to export data from your particular program, but most database software can export information into a standard format such as ASCII DELIMITED, ACCESS, EXCEL, TEXT, DBASE, etc. Look on each menu to see if you see an Export function in your software. Or you may be able to export a report which contains the data you wish to transfer. Some software lets you "save" reports to disk in a database format.
If you can't find an export option in the program you are currently using, we may be able to read the "native" database format. The only way to know is to see the data. In this case, send us all the files that make up the database.
Note: We can transfer the native databases for the following programs:
- Golf Net
- GHIN (Golf Handicap Information Network)
- SCGA (Southern California Golf Assoc.)
- Focus 2000
- Score Keeper
What Data Can I Transfer In?
Any information our program tracks can be transferred in. See acceptable format above.
For example, minimal info you would want to transfer into the Handicap System would be each golfer's name, gender, and last 20 scores with ratings and slopes. Of course any other items can also be transferred such as address, phone numbers, email, etc.
What is ASCII Delimited Format?
Each data field in an ASCII delimited file is separated by a comma, tab, space or semicolon and delimited by quotation marks. Records are separated by a carriage return. ASCII files have a simple format and can be viewed in any text editor.
ASCII delimited text files could have the following format:
"Field1","Field2","Field3","Field4","Field5",...etc... Record 1
"Field1","Field2","Field3","Field4","Field5",...etc... Record 2
(*Note: Only organizations that have purchased both the Unlimited Handicap System AND Unlimited Tournament Manager software qualify for our free transfer service. If data requires significant manual manipulation to prepare it in a readable format, a transfer fee may apply.)