Author Topic: Status Update How To?  (Read 596 times)

candidog

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Status Update How To?
« on: February 21, 2012, 10:02:54 PM »
I notice on the preferences tab that you have Status updates?!  Does this actually work?  I have a website and would love to have status of the tournament upload to my website.  How does this actually work?  Does someone have a How To on this?  I'm not a very good web programmer so I hope it would be simply to implement.  If anyone has this working let me know how it works for you.

Does the file get upload via FTP from TD itself?

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Re: Status Update How To?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2012, 10:37:42 AM »
It does actually work, but it takes some programming knowledge.  It will be in the user manual when I finally finish it, and I plan to provide a very, very simply example PHP script it some point to demonstrate how it works.  Just haven't gotten that far yet.

As to how it works, the TD basically runs inside of Internet Explorer, so it just tells IE to visit a URL (of your choosing) and it passes to the website the same variable information that is available in Points for Playing formulas.  This would allow you to get the gist of a tournament's status, but wouldn't provide details like individual player information.  That will have to be in a future version.