I've been a HyTek user for many years and have used RaceTab a little. I'm starting to think I'd like to use RaceTab much more. I've been reluctant to spend too much time with it due to track and field in the springtime in Colorado. When meets are complete meet directors are to submit results to MaxPreps and they require a HyTek file. I'm wondering if in RaceTab when you Export to HyTek does that produce a file that MaxPreps would accept?

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Probably, but I'm not familiar with the MaxPreps system. It exports a semicolon delimited file that can be imported by Hytek. It is uses, for example, if there is a qualifier meet... you can export the results and Hytek for the championship meet can import it.

IS the Semi-colon file compatible with Athletic.net?

Same answer as above, except remove MaxPreps and insert A.net. The intention is to support Hytek. If they use the same format then sure. 

Thanks

We've been using A.net for meet entries all season - little to no problem importing into RaceTab.

I just hosted a meet in Colorado with Racetab and used the export function to export to the Hytek format and then uploaded the csv produced by Racetab to Maxpreps and it worked fine.  The only issue I had is you have to upload the girls and boys results separately to Maxpreps and I couldn't get the export in Racetab to work with just girls or just boys.  If I exported both it worked fine, so I used a text editor to remove the lines with girls results or boys results to create files with just girls or boys.  The only thing that didn't come through were the team scores which were easy enough to hand enter.

I've also uploaded results to A.net and it's much easier, like Milesplit you can just copy and paste the standard results report into the text field in A.net and it figures out how to parse the results out itself.  With Maxpreps it has to be in the Hytek, semi-colon delimited format, and you have to go through the process of matching up each school and each athlete with the schools and rosters in Maxpreps.  It's a little easier if you make sure to add all the schools that attended the meet to the meet first in Maxpreps before you do the import.  During the import process Maxpreps walks you through team by team for you to match up the athletes with the athlete listed on each team roster.  And of course you have to do all of this twice in Maxpreps since they refuse to acknowledge that us track coaches usually coach both girls and boys and our competitions are coed, but that is another issue...  

Sounds like you found a bug with the Hytek/CSV export and filtering by a certain gender. Honestly, probably just something that I never tested before. Glad it was easy enough to fix, but sorry it added a little work for you.

Randy,

I found out by accident with HyTek that there is no need to export separate results files for boys and girls to upload to MaxPreps. A while back I had exported only 1 results file and uploaded it for both boys and girls without any problem, so for the past 2 years I haven't bothered to export gender specific files. I wonder if that would make your RaceTab upload to MaxPreps easier?

Thank you for replying to my original question about uploading RaceTab to MaxPreps! I think next year I'm going to make a complete switch to RaceTab and not deal with Hy-Tek any more.

Scott

Randy Mayes said:

I just hosted a meet in Colorado with Racetab and used the export function to export to the Hytek format and then uploaded the csv produced by Racetab to Maxpreps and it worked fine.  The only issue I had is you have to upload the girls and boys results separately to Maxpreps and I couldn't get the export in Racetab to work with just girls or just boys.  If I exported both it worked fine, so I used a text editor to remove the lines with girls results or boys results to create files with just girls or boys.  The only thing that didn't come through were the team scores which were easy enough to hand enter.

I've also uploaded results to A.net and it's much easier, like Milesplit you can just copy and paste the standard results report into the text field in A.net and it figures out how to parse the results out itself.  With Maxpreps it has to be in the Hytek, semi-colon delimited format, and you have to go through the process of matching up each school and each athlete with the schools and rosters in Maxpreps.  It's a little easier if you make sure to add all the schools that attended the meet to the meet first in Maxpreps before you do the import.  During the import process Maxpreps walks you through team by team for you to match up the athletes with the athlete listed on each team roster.  And of course you have to do all of this twice in Maxpreps since they refuse to acknowledge that us track coaches usually coach both girls and boys and our competitions are coed, but that is another issue...  

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