Import Data Files
Data in a variety of configurations from other programs including Excel can be imported into Handicap System. You may have just a first and last name, name plus a numeric ID, name and ID with scores, etc. that you can import. The file you import must be a text (ASCII) file. 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).