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Import CSV


This function lets you enter data from comma separated value files directly into Lotto Sorcerer. 'Comma separated value files' are files where the data fields are separated by a comma. These files typically have an file extension of '.csv'. Note that this expects the data to have the drawing date first, then the numbers drawn. If it is a bonus ball type lottery, it expects the final number(s) to be the bonus ball(s).

Any errors while importing will be displayed in the "Error Log" section at the bottom of this window.

How to Invoke

Use the menu item "Lottery Data > Import Lottery Data > Import Comma Separated Value (CSV) File" .

Basic Procedure

Window Controls

"Select Lottery" dropdown

Use this dropdown to select the lottery that you want to import data to.

"Date Format" dropdown

This allows you to select how the drawing date format.

"Character between Date Elements" dropdown

This allows you to select the character that is between the date elements (month, day and year). The default is the slash ('/').

"Ignore First Line" check box

Some delimited text files use the first line to describe the field layout. If your input file has this, check this box.

"Expected Input Format" box

Based on your previous selections, this box shows, using dummy data, how it expects the input file to look. Note that the tab character is represented as "[tab]" .

"Select Input File" button

Clicking this button brings up a standard file selector. Choose the file you want to import.

"Actual Input Format" box

Based on the file you selected, this box shows an actual preview of the first few lines of that file. It is important that this box closely resembles what is in the "Expected Input Format" box.

"Import" button

Clicking this button imports the file you have chosen into Lotto Sorcerer's database.

"Cancel" button

Use this to close the current window and return to the Main window.