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HandicapMaster software update history - version 4.6
The following product changes are introduced in 4.6:
Most recent version is 8.3.14, released on 30th April 2013.
New in Build 4.6.10
Competition Results (Gross Scores) - Handicap Divisions are no longer supported in the Gross Scores report.
New in Build 4.6.9
Four Ball Best Ball Competitions - New Handicap Allowance of 'Half Handicap' added to FBBB Competitions.
New in Build 4.6.7
Ireland National Database (GOLFnet)
- Processing for Away scores received from the Ireland Central Database of
Handicaps (GOLFnet) is rewritten. HandicapMaster now displays the data for
each incoming Away score and prompts the User to either apply the score to the
database or ignore the score.
Where there are obvious errors in the data received, or where insufficient data is provided, HandicapMaster now 'Blocks' the score from being applied to the database. This prevents incorrect data from corrupting handicap records (Club Edition Only).
New in Build 4.6.6
Membership Import - Default values for various fields are added. HandicapMaster now treats a blank field as a default value rather than rejecting the imported record. Various documentation corrections and updates made to list of Import fields.
Ireland National Database (GOLFnet) - The Connect to National Server option is updated to operate using a separate GOLFnet server account for sending handicap records and receiving Away records. This is to reflect a change made by the GOLFnet administrators (Club Edition only).
New in Build 4.6.5
Version 4.6.5 is first build of HandicapMaster 4.6 placed on Full Release.
New in Build 4.6.4 (Development Version)
Multiple Round Competitions - HandicapMaster now processes 'overall' positions in a multiple round competition whether or not the final round is entered.
Start Sheets - HandicapMaster may now create a Start Sheet for a forthcoming round of a Multiple Round Competition. The Start Sheet may be 'seeded' using players from the ongoing competition. Players may be ordered with 'Leaders out First' or 'Leaders out Last' (based on either Nett or Gross scores when the ongoing competition is a Stroke-play competition). The players 'seeded' into the Start Sheet may be limited to leading players only (such as when a halfway cut in the competition field is made). This Start Sheet may only be created when there is a Multiple-round competition underway (the final round has not been entered) and the name of this competition is selected for the Start Sheet.
Start Sheets - A number of general improvements are included. These are
- 'Group' and 'Match' Terminology changed to 'Game'
- Time for start of first Game changed to 24 hour clock
- Spin button controls added to some fields.
- A help button added to the Start Sheets Window.
Competition Reports now truncate Christian Names to first character only where Christian Names exceed 8 characters. This is to reduce the likelihood of a player's Surname being truncated when the player's name is too wide for the report column.
Additional Recovery from error -450 reading Gemplus Terminal is added.
New in Build 4.6.3 (Development Version)
An updated list of Golf Courses in England is available and will be loaded into HandicapMaster on first run of this build.
New in Build 4.6.2 (Development Version)
Competition Results - Option 'Competition Results (Gross Scores Only)' is removed from the Competition Reports menu and from the View Competition Results button list. The 'Annotate Report' check box is removed from the toolbar above the Events list. In their place, a new View Competition Results window is added, displayed when View Competition Results menu option or Toolbar button is chosen. The new window displays a list of available results reports that can be offered, but only those that relate to the specific competition selected. The list may be made up of Single round results, Multiple round results, Aggregate results, Best-of Series results, Nett scores, Gross Scores, etc.
Best-of Series Report – For Singles Stroke-play series, the Best-of Series results may be displayed using Gross Scores in addition to Nett Scores, if required. An option to display player’s Home Clubs is added. It is now possible to add Notes (freeform text) to Best-of Series reports. An additional Title line is added to the report.
Some cosmetic tidying of forms and improved Tab key ordering is completed.
New in Build 4.6.1 (Development Version)
New Member - If adding a New Member is blocked by the existence of a previous (deleted) member with the same name, HandicapMaster will rename the deleted member (allowing the New Member to be added).
Away Competition Score/LGU Extra Day Score/LGU Handicap Score - These windows are redesigned to better match layout standards employed in HandicapMaster.
Away Competition Score – Option to enter scores from competitions that were NOT handicap qualifiers is added.
Club Edition - Provision for processingIreland GOLFnet Away Handicap Records received by e-mail is added.
New in Build 4.6.0 (Development Version)
Competition Score Entry - Support for CHERRY Keypad G80-3700 is added. Whether 'last score entered' may be cancelled from score entry window is now optional. Users may now restart the leader board (from the top), without exiting the leader board display.
Membership Export - Option to export 'All Visitors' is added.
Membership Import - Option to import Visitor records (I.e. Non-members) is added.
Club Edition - Auto-registration of players to HandicapMaster database when entering competition scores using their GOLFnet cards is added. If the GOLFnet card number is unknown to HandicapMaster when the player inserts his card, a membership record will automatically be added to HandicapMaster. If the card is recognised as one at the Home Club, the player is added as a member. If the card is recognised as one from an alternative club, the player is added as a 'Visitor'.
Club Edition - Option to restart a player's handicap record when they change Home Club is added. This is recommended due to differences in the way HOME and AWAY records are processed (since AWAY records are often incomplete by their nature).
Society Edition – Option to run 9 hole singles competitions as Handicap Qualifiers is added.
Order of Merit
- This has been removed
from the main HandicapMaster program.
The Order of Merit function is now available as an optional download. Additional features added to the Order of Merit include
- Option to allocate points based on the number of Stableford Points scored (rather than position in Competition),
- Option to award Appearance Points to players when they play in an Order of Merit competition
- Players in the Order of Merit may now be separated into Divisions
- Option to exclude players who no longer are members (or who have had their handicap lapsed)
- Option to share available points where two or more players tie in the same position in the competitions
- Option to award Order of Merit points on the overall result of a Multiple Round or Alternate Day competition
- Option to add notes to the Order of Merit report
- Points may now be awarded up to 1,000,000 per place in competition.
Repairs in version 4.6
(4.6.17) 'Version Check' message displayed in error in Society Version.
(4.6.16) Up/Down Arrow keys move two lines at a time on Player Selection screen.
(4.6.15) Blue and Black keys on Cherry Keypad do not function on Player Selection screen.
(4.6.14) Unexpected error 6 (Overflow) when inserting an Ireland GOLFnet card into the Gemplus Terminal.
(4.6.13) Unexpected error -2147024882 (Out of memory) when editing a Membership record.
(4.6.12) Handicap entry by new Visitor, added using Ireland GOLFnet card, is corrupted by previous entry
(4.6.12) Invalid Away Scores can be entered through Away Competition Scores
(4.6.12) Ireland GOLFnet system rejects uploaded data when Away score invalid
(4.6.12) Unexpected Error 6 (Overflow) inserting an Ireland GOLFnet card into the Gemplus Terminal (Further diagnostics added).
(4.6.11) Players placed in wrong Divisions.
(4.6.10) Unexpected Error 94 (Invalid use of Null) applying multiple-round competition scores.
(4.6.10) Wrong Overall Winners displayed in Gross Scores report when players split by Divisions.
(4.6.9) Players not retained in their original Division in Multiple-round competitions.
(4.6.9) Unexpected Error 3010 (Table 'SEQUENCE_BACKUP' already exists) applying competition scores.
(4.6.9) Additional LGU Monthly Revision added during month (Club Edition Only)
(4.6.8) Order of Merit Report - HandicapMaster amended to use 'Early Binding' when connecting to Order of Merit Add-in library file for report (when used in conjuction with OOM 1.1.81 or later). This hoped to circumvent Unexpected Error -2147417848 ("Method '~' of object '~' failed") reported on two occasions.
(4.6.6) LGU Category 6 Handicap incorrectly increased when Lady regains a Lapsed Handicap (Club Edition Only)
(4.6.6) Incorrect use of 'HOME CLUB' as venue in Handicap Record report.
(4.6.6) Unexpected Error 3075 (Syntax error (missing operator) in query expression) using Membership Import.
(4.6.5) Unfinished Multiple Round competition can delay LGU Monthly Revision (Club Edition Only)
(4.6.4) CONGU Playing Handicap mistakenly increased during month, when up-revisions at end of month only in force (Club Edition Only)
(4.6.3) Change Strokes Received (F1/F2 keys) do not support half-strokes.
(4.6.3) Letter of Introduction Report - Wording changed to better support First Name's as Initials only.
(4.6.3) Error 3201 prevents new Visitor being added.
(4.6.3) Registration system now supports extended ASCII character set (characters with ASCII values 128 to 255).
(4.6.3) Leaderboard scores wrapping to new line on screen.
(4.6.3) Unexpected Error 3021 (No Current Record) running Scorecards from Competition report.
(4.6.3) Unexpected Error 12163; Contact Support" message connecting to GOLFnet national database system.
(4.6.3) Unexpected Error 13 (Type Mismatch) saving a scorecard during Competition Score Entry.
(4.6.2) Unexpected Error 6 (Overflow) reading Ireland GOLFnet Smart Card through Gemplus Terminal.
(4.6.1) Competition Result report fails to show scores for all rounds in a 72 hole competition.
(4.6.1) EDIT option under Membership window does not show when Visitor selected.
(4.6.1) Order of Merit - Ensure points are deleted if competition is Undone.
(4.6.1) Competition Report - Missing Home club on Multiple-Round/Alternate Day overall results report (when requested) corrected.
(4.6.1) Competition Report - Description of date when competition played no longer repeats the same date when two rounds played on the same day.
(4.6.1) Updated list of Golf Courses in England available to be loaded into HandicapMaster This is the same list as per version 4.5.14. To load the new list, select OPTIONS -> DATABASE tab -> RELOAD FULL CLUB LIST.
(4.6.0) Society Edition - CRTL+TAB navigation around Tabbed sections in 'Config Society Handicapping' implemented.
(4.6.0) Membership Import Improved error messages and option to abort import when an error occurs added.
(4.6.0) Some cosmetic improvements to the online help .