importing field event results into main results computer

I would like to:
1-use computer in press box to do scoring for run events.
2-use a separate computer(s) at field event venues and have the results entered on site.
3-import results from field event into main (running) computer in press box

How do I set this up to make it all work?

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If they are on the same network, you could just shared the same RaceTab meet file/database.

If they are not on the same network and you're going to do something like get a USB stick with the field results and merge them after you could export them to a CSV or RTQL or number of other file formats and then import it on the main computer. RaceTab is pretty flexible with pulling in from a number of different formats.

Still a bit confused.

1)Should I create the full meet on main (running) computer and then copy meet into a field event computer so they have exact same info?

2) How should I save the results from my field event?  I tried saving as CSV and RTQL.  I couldn't open RTQL.  When I tried the CSV or text but it included all sorts of extra stuff (resulting in like 66 columns).

3) When I tried importing CSV and selected comma delimiter and results I got like 66 columns.

Is there a step by step video or direction on how to do this.

Again the easiest way is if you network them and then both computer are sharing the same database/file.

If you can't do that then you can copy it to the other computer and then export it. You can import the RTQL file or the CSV file. As you noted, with the CSV you'd have to line up the columns properly.

I haven't seen done exactly what you are explaining. But I think you can do it by exporting RTQL from field computer and then importing it to timing computer. Obviously test that theory.

I'm sorry I'm not able to offer great support these days.

I would like to be able to do this as well, and experimented a bit and was unable to get it working.  Hopefully someone out there has a solution.

I'm going to try this today. I'll let you know if I get a chance to make it work. 

I have a similar question. We have three computers locally networked. One will run the EagleEye timing software. One will pull running results and enter them. the third is to enter field even results as they come n. As I understand it, the racetab would be set up on one computer and shared. Computer two (field events) would then open the same meet and enter results as they come in. I will try it tomorrow before the meet Thursday but am I on the right path?



Jason Byrne said:

Again the easiest way is if you network them and then both computer are sharing the same database/file.

If you can't do that then you can copy it to the other computer and then export it. You can import the RTQL file or the CSV file. As you noted, with the CSV you'd have to line up the columns properly.

I haven't seen done exactly what you are explaining. But I think you can do it by exporting RTQL from field computer and then importing it to timing computer. Obviously test that theory.

I'm sorry I'm not able to offer great support these days.

We run EagleEye and Racetab.  We have one computer that is set up to just capture video.  We have a 2nd computer that reviews the video and marks times.  We have a 3rd computer running RT to score.  Periodically, we will use one of the other computers to help with field events running the same RT file.  Two things to consider.  One you have to do...the other is helpful.

HAVE TO DO---To write and read to the same RT file at the same time, you need to MAP to the RT file, not just open it on two different machines or else you will get an error message.  Let's say Computer A is your primary RT computer and Computer B is your Field Event RT computer.  Make sure the computers see each other on the network.  You can do a bunch of ways, but through a POE switch works best for us.  We house the native file/program on Computer A.  On Computer B, you need to "Map a network drive" to the Racetab "Meets" folder on Computer A.  Once you do that, you can read and write with two computers simultaneously.

Good to do---we find it best to close the RT program periodically throughout the meet and relaunch.  It could just be our system, but it seems that the program starts to bog down when we have it running on multiple computers for several events.  I don't know if it is a cached data issue or just anecdotal.  However, it seems to perk right back up when we relaunch.  We usually as a course of habit reboot it during the 1600m, the 800m, and the 3200m.

Good luck!  Let me know how the export .rtql/import thing works...our throws officials have tremendously difficult handwriting...might be a good solution :)

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