"speed registration" of triples in Darts for Windows makes it easier and faster to add triples and team names to the database.
The advantage of using the speed register tool is that you enter all 3 player names, separated by a / (slash) in one field instead of the the traditional
first and last name fields, player by player, as you do in the "Add new players and teams"
The "Add new players and teams"
screen offers a few more options and fields, but it is very easy to
edit those extra info later in the "Add new players and teams"
screen if needed.
Another advantage is that you can also copy and paste the triples from other sources because you no longer need
to split the names into first names and last names and so on, DfW will do the job for you.
The new tool is available from the "Tools > Speed register > Triples"
menu in DfW or from the keyboard shortcut CTRL+ALT+T
from version 188.8.131.52
To start adding triples, open the screen, set the team name and triples type and then enter the player names divided by a slash.
To save the triple to the database, press the ENTER key on the keyboard.
The triple has been saved...
If the team name or country is not in the list (British Counties can be selected by setting the team filter to "Counties - BICC"
or to "All"), you can at any time add a new team to the list by clicking the button with the "+" sign.
It is of course smart to add the triples from the same team/county/country at the same time to save time since you don't have to change the team
name as long as the triples plays for the same team/county/country.
From version 184.108.40.206
you can also import triples from a flat text file containing the triples names.
There are 3 different file formats accepted by Darts for Windows:
1. A flat text file with the format Firstname Lastname/Firstname Lastname/Firstname Lastname
This is how the layout of the file for the first option looks like:
We start by opening a text editor like Notepad for example, personally I use UltraEdit.
You can now copy the triples or player names from any source like Excel for example or type in the player names manually
separated by a forward slash. When done, save the text file and then click the open file button in the toolbar
as shown in the sample below.
Import from the flat text file, using the first import format, done.
2. A flat text file with the format Firstname Lastname/Firstname Lastname/Firstname Lastname;Team Name
DfW will accept both comma and a semi colon as a separator for the team name.
Please note that the team name(s) must exist in the database
before you start the import or else all triples imported with non existing team names will
get the "No Team" team assigned.
This is how the layout of the file for the second option looks like:
This is how the layout of the file for the third option looks like: