Switching from Jeff Smith
The first thing that you should know is that, although the programs are almost identical, the event & membership Data files (PSEvents.dat, PSMembers.dat, etc.) are incompatible.
This means that you need to use a new set of Event Files for EBUScore; you cannot use EBUScore to access events that were created by PairsScorer, and vice versa.
Also, you will need to use a new Player Database. There are instructions below on how you can transfer the information relatively easily.
You can, however, still use any old user movement files.
Clubs should not remove their old scoring software if they wish to access old sessions. Indeed (especially, for example, if they run an ongoing ladder-type event) they might choose to delay switching from PairsScorer to EBUScore until a convenient moment for consigning old events to 'archive'.
Transferring your player database
If your club uses Bridgewebs, then a quick and easy way to transfer your database is to…
- “export PD to Bridgewebs” from PairsScorer
- “import PD from Bridgewebs” from EBUScore
These two actions are done via buttons at the bottom left of the 'Player Management' screen, screenshot below, reached via the 'Player Database' button on the Main Menu, and the 'Player Management' tab at the top (circled).
- Launch PairsScorer, click on 'Player Database', 'Player Management', and 'Export PD to csv file', the button circled in the screenshot above.
(If you have a very old version of PairsScorer, the process might be different)
- Confirm that you wish to export, and make a note of where the file is saved.
(The file will also be opened, in Notepad or Excel or similar - just close this!)
- Close down PairsScorer, and Launch EBUScore Pairs.
- Click on 'Player Database', 'Player Management', and 'Import PD from csv file'
(as the screenshot above, but the button just above 'Export'!)
Firstly you will be asked whether or not you wish to delete your existing database. If you wish to retain Club 'player IDs' from your old database, then you will need to say 'Yes', even if there is nothing to delete!
If you do choose 'Yes', the 'deleted' database will be saved as a backup, and you see a prompt confirming this. If you choose 'No', you will get a different prompt “PIDs in the imported file will be ignored”. Either way, just click 'OK'.
Next you will need to navigate to find the 'csv' file that you have just saved - you did make a note, didn't you! (It's probably in C:\PairsScorer\Reports)
Select the file PlayerDB.csv and click on 'Open'.
That should be it!