FAQs: Conference Office
Q: For the basketball conference software,
I have not been able to import the packed files sent by my members.
What step am I missing?
A: In the Basketball Conference software there
is an extra step required in order to import a BPK file (a basketball
packed file). First, create a temporary folder (such as c:\temp)
in which to save files sent by members. Note members should be sending
the BPK file (click HERE
for instructions on how to send the BPK file). Once the BPK attachments
have been saved to this temporary location, open the Basketball
Conference program. From the STATCREW Control Panel, select either
Game Scoring or Utilities. At the next prompt, for an import directory
name, type the name of the temporary location (c:\temp), press ENTER.
The software will run a routine that will convert the BPK in this
temporary location to a BXP file. Now select Utilities | File Maintenance
| Import/Export | Import 'BXP'.
Q: If the conference office manually inputs a basketball
boxscore, can it be sent out as a game file so that members can
import it into their system?
A: The conference office system does not have a
"pack game" function which creates a BPK file. Game files
created by the conference office through manual entry or imported
into the conference office software as BXP files cannot be exported
back to members. We recommend that you maintain an archive of incoming
Q: What are the basic steps to setting up the conference
software for a new season?
A: Three basic steps will set up a directory for
a new season:
1. Create new directories for each season (such as \TASFBC\2007,
\TASSOC\Men2007, etc.) Use the DOS Utilities in basketball, soccer,
volleyball, ice-hockey and lacrosse. Use the Windows Utilities in
football, baseball/softball, golf and tennis.
2. Create rosters, either by manually keying in or importing from
members. The league can assign team ID's to each team, or teams
can use the team ID they prefer. Teams should send rosters to the
league office via email. The league office may require a naming
format (such as LAST NAME, First Name) in order to create a uniform
appearance in reports and web stats.
3. Mark teams as league teams, and set minimums for reports. To
"mark" teams as league teams, in order to include them
in the league stats, use Windows Conference Reports | Settings |
Conference teams, and follow the prompts. For minimum settings,
select Settings | Minimums from the Conference Reports window.
Q: What file(s) do I need to send to our conference office
after each game?
A: Each STATCREW SOFTWARE product allows you to
export the appropriate game or season-to-date files (for volleyball,
soccer, field hockey, and lacrosse) that can be sent to your conference
office (or to another team) via an e-mail attachment. The instructions
on how to do this for each sport are detailed in the following PDF
game file (.PAK)
season-to-date file (.CAP)
HOCKEY game file
SOCCER game file
SOCCER game file