Roster Imports

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NVCStorm
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Roster Imports

Post by NVCStorm » Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:27 am

It would be great if there were an easy import feature that would allow you to import rosters from websites without having to type everything in.

For example, I score for a community college team. None of our opponents have iScore because we're required to use a different program for reporting purposes. To get their rosters for iScore I have to manually enter 30 names, numbers, etc. for each team. Even using iscorecentral because tedious at that point.

It would be great if I could simply copy and paste from team websites or pdf files and the program would fill in the vitals for me.
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Re: Roster Imports

Post by FTMSupport » Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:15 am

We have several partners that we do allow importing team rosters from... you can see this by going to Team Manager, Discover Team, and there will be a list of places you can import games from. As you can imagine, each individual website has their own formats for data, IDs for data, etc, so unless we have a partnership with a site, it is not possible just to import random data from any website.

NOTE: If the data is in a nice format, you can sometimes copy/paste the rosters to the "Batch Import" section of the Admin Website.
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NVCStorm
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Re: Roster Imports

Post by NVCStorm » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:46 pm

I've tried the Batch Import, but 99.9 percent of published rosters list the jersey number first. Meaning I have to go through and edit EVERY entry to move numbers after names. Some teams list H/T, others T/H. Plus I have to delete things like height, weight, class yr., and previous school/hometown.
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Re: Roster Imports

Post by OhioTex » Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:14 pm

As you see.The lack of standards is part of the reason DISCOVER TEAM has such value, besides saving keystokes/time - developers have mapped the format conventions from some major roster source to Iscore.
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Re: Roster Imports

Post by jcbeckman » Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:23 am

NVCStorm -

If you have Excel or another spreadsheet program, you can try importing there and then moving/deleting whole columns at once, then export back to CSV. Certainly faster than editing every entry.
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