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 expects

 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.

 

Date First Last Score Rating Slope
1/28/09 Jim Smith 87 71.5 121
2/8/09 Jim Smith 81 71.5 121
2/18/09 Jim Smith 71 70.3 118
1/15/09 George Brown 82 69.7 110
2/2/09 George Brown 70.8 87 113
1/18/09 Richard Hayes 79 71.3 132
2/3/09 Richard Hayes 83 71.3 123

 

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.

 

Date Score Rating Slope
Jim Smith scores      
1/28/09 87 71.5 121
2/8/09 81 71.5 121
2/18/09 71 70.3 118
Date Score Rating Slope
George Brown scores      
1/15/09 82 69.7 110
2/2/09 70.8 87 113
Date Score Rating Slope
Richard Hayes scores      
1/18/09 79 71.3 132
2/3/09 83 71.3 123

 

Please click on the program to which you want to import data to see how (League Manager, Tournament Manager & Handicap System).

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:

 

GolfSoftware.com
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 transferdata@golfsoftware.com 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.

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
...etc...

Example:

"John","Doe","919-460-7424","info@golfsoftware.com"
"Sam","Smith","919-460-1628","tech@golfsoftware.com"
...etc...
 

 

(*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.)