Import File Inspector
The "Import File Inspector" is a useful tool which allows you to inspect a
file that is a candidate for importation. This function will tell you:
- Number of data lines.
- Numbers drawn per game.
- Minimum number drawn.
- Maximum number drawn.
- Which days of the week the lottery plays, and what percentage.
How to Invoke
Use the menu item "Lottery Data > Import Lottery Data > Import File Utilities > Import File Inspector" .
- Enter known parameters about the file (Date format, characters between
date elements, character between numbers)
- Select the file.
- Click the "Inspect" button.
"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 ('/').
"Character between Date and Numbers" dropdowns
This allows you to select the character that is between the date and the
first of the numbers drawn. The default is the tab character.
"Character between Numbers" dropdown
This allows you to select the character that is between the individual
numbers drawn. The default is the dash ('-').
"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
"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.
Clicking this button inspects the file you have chosen.
Use this to close the current window and return to the Main window.
This button copies the output to the System Clipboard.