This function will prefix dates to a text file containing only drawing data.
For example, you may have past drawing data, but the dates are missing. This
routine lets you enter the last date of the drawings, and will insert the
Note that the specific draw dates are not important, only the
chronological sequence of drawings.
How to Invoke
Use the menu item "Lottery Data > Import Lottery Data > Import File Utilities > Date Prefixer" .
- Select the date parameters
- Set the last date of the drawings in the "Most Recent Date" control
- Click the "Start" button.
"Date Format" dropdown
This allows you to select how the drawing date format. The default is
the month, followed by the day, followed by the year.
"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.
"Most Recent Date" calendar control
Select the date for the last drawing in the data (that is, the last
"Use Days" check boxes
Check the days on which the lottery holds drawings.
"Every Day" button
This selects every selection of the "Use Days" check boxes.
When you click this button, you will be asked to select the input file and
the output file.