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Date Prefixer


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 draw dates.

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" .

Basic Procedure

  1. Select the date parameters
  2. Set the last date of the drawings in the "Most Recent Date" control
  3. Click the "Start" button.

Window Controls

"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 entry).

"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.

"Start" button

When you click this button, you will be asked to select the input file and the output file.