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aquadad

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data sharing
« on: August 24, 2014, 09:04:17 AM »
Hi all,

Our home league will soon be playing at two different homes. If both homes have TD, can league data/stats be shared between two different pc/laptops? This would allow me to miss a game or two without donating my laptop to run the league. I'm afraid we may have to just use the pen and paper method to keep track of totals game to game.

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Re: data sharing
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2014, 10:14:55 AM »
The way I handle using two different computers is the database backup/restore function.

Corey Cooper

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Re: data sharing
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2014, 09:46:18 PM »
efdenny's suggestion is a perfectly good method.  Just be clear that it's not a "sync".  If, for example, you make a change to a player's name in the database on PC 1, and then use the backup/restore method to move data from PC 2 to PC 1, you're going to lose the aforementioned change.

Another method is to simply pass the saved tournament files back and forth.  Let's say you started everything on PC 1.  You've added your 10 players to the database, and you run your first tournament.  The next game is at the other location, so their TD doesn't have anybody in the database yet and no saved tournaments.  Send the saved tournament file for tournament 1 over to the other location.  Load up the tournament.  On the Players tab, press the Database button, and then press the "Add to the database players in your current tournament" button and add all the players to your database.  You're now synced.  All players are in both databases, and the saved tournament is also on both PCs.

Anytime you run a tournament, send the saved tournament file to the other location and repeat the above steps.

What this method won't get are player information changes.  For example, if you give someone already in the database a new nickname.  That change won't get synced using this method.  But this only applies to player personal information (name, address, phone, etc) and league and season information and membership.

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Re: data sharing
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2014, 04:26:27 PM »
so league points earned in the first game will not be transfered?! That's probably what I need the most.

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Re: data sharing
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2014, 09:06:50 PM »
All tournament data is stored in the tournament files, which you would be passing back and forth, using either method.  Statistics are computed by reading the saved tournament files.  So, yes, points earned would be transferred.

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Re: data sharing
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2014, 10:23:37 AM »
Thank you