If you have a system that RaceDay Scoring does not support officially, there is a good chance that it can be supported by creating a Custom File Type Stream if your system can output reads to a file in some standard format.

RaceDay Scoring's Custom File Streams allow you to consider all times from all files within a folder on your computer. This is useful if you have multiple files from the same device that you are importing as one.

To get started, go the the Streams item on the left-hand sidebar then click Add Stream.

Then type in a Stream Name. This should be something you may reuse in the future, so for my example I have a folder that contains some files that were collected on my main finish system and named my Stream "Trident File - Finish - Main"

Next select File (Custom or Chip System Type) for the Stream Type

Next select the File Type. This is to let RaceDay Scoring know what type of chip system file to expect.

By default this has the Custom File Type selected. You'll want to leave this on the default to create a custom format for the file you're reading in from.

Next we need to let RaceDay Scoring know where to look for this file or set of files. Use the Folder Path and Browse button to define this:

Next we need to let RaceDay Scoring what the file extension is for the files you're importing. Common examples would be txt, csv, and log.

Note: Do not include the period before the extension here - so just enter csv not .csv

Next we need to set up the Passing Format

This is how we can let RaceDay Scoring know how to interpret the data from the files we are collecting reads into in the folder that our Stream is looking at.

When you click into the Passing Format Field you will be shown the Custom File Passing Format Builder. You can drag and drop items from the left side to the right side to build a Custom File Passing Type.

In the example below, I have a simple file export that has two columns of data - Bib and Time. I've dragged the BIBCODE and TIME tags from the left to the right to set this up. You can confirm the format at the bottom of the page before clicking Done.

Alternatively, you can just type into the Passing Format field if you prefer:

Finally you'll need to let RaceDay Scoring know how your file is delimited. Most of the time this is either a comma or a semi-colon.

Once you have the fields set up, click the Save button at the bottom and you can move on to adding this Stream to a Timing Location.