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Draw updates


Last Edited: March 10, 2013, 6:20 pm

I keep getting asked why LSA wont update.

I try very hard to maintain the draw result databases, I use a company to supply the US and UK draw data however the rest of the draws I update manually, this as you can well imagine is very time consuming and not always possible each week with my schedule.

When I designed the database format for LSA I designed it with the user in mind, no hidden or encrypted database files, the databases are stored in a plain text file which can simple be edited using any text editor such as windows Notepad. This approach allows users to update a database files if needed. God forbid if anything should happen to my company or to me and the updates stopped the software would still be usable.


UAC, User Account Control

A security feature built in to Windows Vista, Windows 7 and now Windows 8

This feature runs in the background on your computer, it can be switched off but not recommended, it prevents software writing to your hard disk without permission from an administrator. Even if you are the Administrator you must still let Windows know your happy for a piece of software to write to the hard disk. Most software by default does not have this permission so you have to run the software as an administrator.


Update issues

If your having update issues this is the most common cause and you should read the following help section of my website



Update a draw manually

If you want to update a draw manually or just know the file format then read the following help section of my website



New draws

If you know of a draw I don't cover then email me using the support page in LSA, providing the name and website of the draw and I will make the database file for you.

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