SportIdent results and splits should be exported into csv format.Use -Competition Day- -Results- and ensure the time format is MMM:SS and the name format is First name Surname.For multi-day events the stage should be set to the last stage for exporting results or the desired stage to export splits. To export results, select -Official- and choose the desired classes (usually all). For multi-day events check the -All stages- radio button. Click -OK- and the results will be visible. To export splits select -SportIdent-.To save to a file use the -Interface- option. Here the settings should be for CSV format, with a comma delimiter, and no string delimiter. Export the file and use this file to import into the results or splits page.
Results can be uploaded by registered users who are then given the required permissions to upload either state based or national results. Registered users with the required access rights and who are logged on, access Upload functions from the Administration menu.
Note that each state has registered users to upload results (for non-registerered users provide the same information and the file in the required format to your state contact).
Once you have registered contact either
In the Administration section, results are uploaded using "Import Results" and "Import Splits"
The following information is required for any event
1. Event Name
2. Event Date (and end date if a multi-day event)
3. No of days if a multi-day event
4. Event Type e.g. Championship, Badge, OY (State League), MTBO, Other
5. Organising club or state association
6. Upload file (for creating these see below)
7. Is event a National Calendar event
8. Are badge cut-offs to be calculated
9. Organiser Name
10. Comments about the event
11. Email address
Once an event’s results have been uploaded, the associated splits can be uploaded. This function presents a list of events by month with results. Splits can than be uploaded for the selected event and by selecting how the splits are grouped (by class or course). Course is preferred for smaller events.
Note that once an event has been uploaded, the results can be overwritten. Currently this is done by using the Import Results function, entering the event name exactly as entered previously, entering the required data as above and then choosing “Overwrite”. A future enhancement will permit editing of event details.
Note that for Multi-Day events, the overwrite function is used to upload successive days results once the first day has been uploaded.
Results from regular (non SportIdent) events are imported into the OA website as TAB delimited text files. TAB delimited files are best prepared using a spreadsheet program such as MS Excel and saving the file as plain text. The following rules should be followed:
A word processing program such as MS Word may also be used (save the results as a text file). In this case use a single TAB to separate the columns and a carriage return (or enter) to separate rows. Do not use extra spaces or TABs to make the formatting look 'correct' in the word processor. Ensure there are no double or multiple spaces as these will be interpreted as TABs.
A sample TAB delimited file can be found here. This can be copied and pasted into your spreadsheet or word processor and used as a template for your results.
The results will be placed on the web and a short acknowledging e-mail sent in return.