|Posted: February 21, 2006, 5:35 am - IP Logged|
This is a sample of my data files
So this is a pick 4 game with multpile draws/day. I wonder how you didn't find this at the forums of the program since several people asked the exact same thing for pick games and also this is illustrated in the help file. I'll not post the link but I'll tell you what you need to do once more.
Probably what you did wrong is you didn't set the system to accept same numbers to be in a single ticket and also accept multiple draws/day. You have to create a new lottery from scratch to set it up correctly.
Go to to "Create lottery panel", set names etc to the general tab and set "number of fields in lottery=1" and "draws per day=2" (this according to your sample, since you have 2 draws with the same date. If you have more, set this to the maximum value you could expect to have (i.e. one day they draw 2 number sets, another day 3, so set this to 3). Click continue.
At the "Fields" tab, enter a name for the field and activate the "allow same numbers to be drawn in this field". This is the main missing property of the pick 4 game. Also set "Balls drawn"=4 "total balls=10", "lowest number=0". Tickets generated should display 10000. Complete the wizard.
For a pick 4 game with multiple draws/day like the one you present, all draws of the same day must be at the same line, e.g.
02/20/2006 5 4 3 5 8 2 4 5 etc (draws drawn the same day, 1st draw drawn earlier than following ones in the same line) <- one line
02/19/2006 7 0 0 0 3 9 8 1 etc (draws drawn the same day, 1st draw drawn earlier than following ones in the same line) <- one line
Now, go to the import draws process and select your file.
Enable 'the file contains dates of draws', set format to "Month/day/year" and draws exist in each line=2 (you have to convert your file in the above sample).
Finally press import and the draws will be imported.
If you have something to do, at least do it well...