Import a Race Director race into RaceDay Scoring

RaceDay Scoring allows users to import Race Definition Files to automatically configure a Race Setup from an external source.

In this guide we’ll walk through the steps on how to export these definitions from The Race Director and import them into RaceDay Scoring. This will help you get started with learning how RaceDay Scoring is configured, as well as give you the ability to quickly and easily dual score a race with The Race Director and RaceDay Scoring.

This post will be updated with changes as development continues with RaceDay Scoring.

  1. If you are importing chip results from text file data, organize your Chip Read data
    1. Create a folder for each location you need.
  2. Complete your Race Setup in entirety in The Race Director
    1. Be sure to set up your Divisions, Age groups, and Location/Segment setup
    2. Within each Timing Location, be sure to set the file location for file imports, or middle-ware location/point names for each.
  3. Make sure you have an existing Race at RunSignUp for this Race.
    1. You can create a new Race in The Race Director as you have in the past if this Race does not use RunSignUp for results
  4. Go to Tailor > Options > Chip Setup > Integrate with RaceDay Scoring > RD Scoring Export
  5. This will save a .json file to your computer.
  6. Open RaceDay Scoring and import the existing RunSignUp Race
  7. Open the RunSignUp Race that you just imported
  8. From the Participant Sync menu
    1. Decide if you need any extra information from registration like question responses, then click Start Syncing
    2. Participant data will now be automatically synced back and forth between RDS and RSU – no need to manually import or upload data manually.
  9. From the Dashboard:
    1. Use the bottom left tile to import Race Definitions from RD Export file
    2. Click the “Start Collecting Reads” button to begin looking for changes in your files
      1. RaceDay Scoring will now begin looking for changes in these files and will automatically pull them in. If you already had the files in the folders and they will not change in the future, we’ll need to make some change to trigger this. You can just change the file name.
  10. At this time you should see reads on the right sidebar and in the recent reads leader-boards. You can also run reports at this time.

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