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How to compare Redwood matches to GotSoccer matches?Printable

TeamStaff can query the GotSoccer database to compare the match details as listed in the RedwoodSoccer.org database against the match details in the GotSoccer database. This may be important to TeamStaff because:

  1. The team is using www.pensra.org as a resource to obtain referees. Match details for referee assigning are coordinated between redwoodsoccer.org and pensra.org. TeamStaff can adjust match details at redwoodsoccer.org, but the TeamStaff do not have access directly to the pensra.org referee assigning website.
  2. The team is using www.redwoodsoccer.org for field resource scheduling. This is via the TimeSlots table.
  3. There are multiple databases in use to coordinate the opponents, matches, referees and field scheduling for soccer matches. If these databases are not coordinated, there will be instances of "teams and no referees", "referees and no teams", "four teams at the same field", and "only one team at the match".

    It is the responsibility of the TeamStaff to ensure that all databases correspond.

    CAVEAT
    The communication between the GotSoccer and Redwood database is minimal. Due to contractural obligations with other vendors, GotSoccer provided only this minimal capability. The communication is one way: GotSoccer to Redwood. The communication is not automatic - you have to request data.

    The communication link is NOT robust, meaning that we fully expect it to fail in unusual circumstances. It is not our desire to provide a feature that we expect to fail, but our choices are limited.

    We hope that the communication link that we have established will assist TeamStaff in coordinating the databases, but the existence of the link does not absolve TeamStaff of the responsibility to coordinate data.

Compare Match data at TeamStaff:My Team-Matches with GotSoccer

  1. Click on the gotsoccer icon

    A query is sent to GotSoccer. Only matches in RedwoodSoccer where the following conditions are met will be checked.

  • The RedwoodSoccer match has Source=GotSoccer
  • The RedwoodSoccer Match has SourceKey ={GotSoccerEventNumber.{GotSoccerMatchNumber}
  • The GotSoccerTeamID number is stored in RedwoodSoccer and is correct
  • RedwoodSoccer has requested access to the GotSoccer Event data.
  • The GotSoccer Event Staff (League Director) has authorized data communication.
  • The data download from GotSoccer can take several seconds - it is not fast.

Results - GotSoccer Column

close is an indication that the match in the RedwoodSoccer database is not linked with a match in teh GotSoccer database. If you suspect that the match shuld be linked, the Source or SourceKey may be wrong. Or Redwood has not requested this GotSoccer data. Or the League Director using GotSoccer has not authorized exporting data to RedwoodSoccer.

warning is an indication that the match in the RedwoodSoccer database thinks that there should be a corresponding match in the GotSoccer database. But the GotSoccer match data was not found. This can happen when a match is deleted in the GotSoccer database (GotSoccer does not tell us when a match is deleted.) This can also happen when a match in the GotSoccer database is given a new match number.

ok is an indication that the data for this match corresponds between the two databases.

no is an indication that crucial match details differ between the GotSoccer database and the RedwoodSoccer database. TeamStaff should adjust the details in one or the other of the two databases.

HOVER you mouse over any of these icons and you might get a pop up box that will give you details of the comparison between the two databases.

Generated February 2013