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Show / Event Secretary Software


May 13, 2022

Version: .168

A new function for renaming Breeds is under development. Often, breeds names first designated under the Foundation Stock Service (FSS), are changed slightly, requiring the use of this function. At times, the need to change other breed names can arise, especially relating to punctuation.
December 17, 2021

Version: .135

Errors related to catalog numbering were addressed, especially in cases where duplicate catalog numbers were assigned to Bitch Specials.
The reports for AKC Service and Recording Fees were updated to correspond to the current forms used by the AKC. Provisions were included for day-of-trial entry cancellations/refunds for in-season bitches.
Several improvements to Judges Books were made for better adaptation for All Breed and Group events.
Improvements were made to Stewards Books to provide an option to list Dog Specials before Bitch Specials and to also provide spare lines for move-ups and Winners. Other corrections includes cases of missing results lines for Best Puppy and other similar errors.
October 22, 2021

Version: .125

As a result of processing an event with a Parallel Event, that-is, an event requiring five results columns, a very large number of improvements have been made for such shows. The system cannot generate output for five catalog results columns, and the catalog composition must be manually combined to achieve that format.
May 1, 2020

Version: .107

The sweepstakes setup routines for breeds with varieties contained some errors that are now corrected.
December 11, 2019

Version: .102

A few anomalies were encountered with event reports that include results for Obedience and Rally Trials with the class 1-4 placing lines. When class transfers were made, the results lines for the 1-4 placings were not posted to include the entries that were transferred between classes. Other errors relating to these transferred entries were also found. All of these errors are now corrected.

Many of the Day-of-Event class transfer forms were updated to conform with the latest versions published by the AKC. The forms revised include: Transfer to Open Class, Junior Showmanship Transfers, Obedience Trial Transfers and Rally Trial Transfers.
December 8, 2019

Version: .999 - .100

Version 1.0 is not quite ready and the version numbers will be reset to .100 in the near future. While work on version 2.0 has started this year, several very large shows have taken the time and the priorities this Fall. The work on both versions 1.0 and 2.0 will resume this month and continue through next year.

Apologies for the sparse updates this year... however, a majority of the programming work has been performed to perfect existing routines and code. Most of the program function are both sufficient and mature, requiring no major revisions.

Have a joyous and safe Holiday Season, and a prosperous New Year.
January 17, 2019

Version: .991

Revisions were made to update the obedience judges book changes that will be effective on January 1st.

The AKC is allowing a single championship point for Best of Winners in cases where the number of competitors in each gender do not qualify for a single point, but the number of both genders do qualify for champion points in the gender of the Best of Winners. The allowance is only for a single point in these cases. The system programming has been updated for these new point calculations.
December 19, 2018

Version: .991

A daily "Transfer / Move-Up" page form was added to the Judges Book system. One full letter-sized page is generated for each event calendar day as an aid to better-organize class changes, especially for multi-day events with large entry numbers.

This form option can be generated and then used to summarize day-of-event class transfers and move-ups to Best of Breed/Variety. For high-entry events, class transfers can apply to several event days and encompass separate events, and the use of these summary pages can be very helpful.
November 25, 2018

Version: .989

The results audit routine for confirmation classes has been revised to suppress error warning messages for partial results when the event is underway. This will facilitate incremental results posting, especially for large shows where spectators are retrieving results progress from the Event Secretary.

Error checking is maintained on each class that has results posted, and error warnings such as duplicate and missing placings are enforced.
November 11, 2018

Version: .989

A number of improvements were made to the AKC Recording and Service Fee reports that include better accounting for second entries in Obedience. The previous calculations may have generated slightly higher AKC Recording Fee amount totals by not accounting for additional Obedience entries from the same dogs entered in conformation.

The AKC Event Numbers for Conformation and Obedience are carefully evaluated and the resulting calculations are generated accordingly.
November 5, 2018

Version: .988

A condition was corrected where exhibit catalog numbers were not listed in the correct order in Best of Breed / Variety Judges Books.
October 8, 2018

Version: .984

An additional error-check was placed in the entry record SAVE command to warn users that Bred By Exhibitor entries with foreign registrations are not permitted by AKC rules.

As with all other SAVE command warnings, the notice can be ignored.
September 14, 2018

Version: .983

Substantial refinements were made to the AKC National Owner-Handler Series to provide correct selections when the "Same Entry, Next Event" process executes while posting event entry records. Additional corrections were made to the "Process from Text" routines to properly assign the AKC NOHS selections from online entry data.
August 28, 2018

Version: .981

Corrections were made to the email notifications warning of entry limits on events that did not have limits, and vice-versa.

For email notifications on entries where the AKC National Owner-Handler Series is offered, the status is now always displayed as YES or NO. In this way, if exhibitors intended, but forgot to enter the AKC NOHS, the No Status will serve as a warning / notification.
April 18, 2018

Version: .973

Due to the USPS again revising their public Zip Code lookup webpage, it has become necessary to abandon the USPS public Address Verification process in favor of using the USPS Business API lookup webpage process. The USPS Business API lookup system requires free registration for acquiring a required Username to utilize the API.
The required reprogramming has now been substantially completed. The results are outstanding. The average address lookup and verification time has gone from about six seconds to under two seconds.
April 1, 2018

Version: .972

A major bug was discovered in the Transfer-Of-Class screen. When a day of event class transfer is made, the correct SAVE function was mistakenly assigned to the wrong routine several months ago when some screen revisions were performed. The correct function has now been restored. There is no workaround for performing class transfers.
Fixed the event results routine for assigning the Award of Merit (AOM), where the awards were not posting correctly to the results database.
March 30, 2018

Version: .972

The AKC has now published examples of Judges Worksheets and Judges Books for Obedience Trials classes that will be effective May 1, 2018. The system changes will be performed to conform to the new formats.
March 5, 2018

Version: .968

A bug was fixed where output reports would sometimes replace breed names with "All Breeds."

Duplicate record checking has been enhanced for the AKC Point Schedule database with color warnings. The routine that automates the adding of large numbers of point schedule records was improved to omit duplicate records.
February 8, 2018

Version: .965

An optional checkbox was added to the armband printing function to include ring descriptions when printing armbands.
February 4, 2018

Version: .965

A substantial revision was made to the optional graphics systems for the armband printing function. All display anomalies were corrected. Graphic sizes were increased slightly.

The drop-down menu for graphic selection on each side of the standard armband has been expanded from 8 options to 18 options for graphic files.

These same design changes and improvements were also made to the Green Version of the Exhibitor Confirmation Letters.
January 27, 2018

Version: .965

Added AM / PM designators to lines printed on the hard-copy conformation page lists.

For example: SATURDAY AM and SATURDAY PM for days that have events in the morning and afternoon (when setup accordingly in the catalog record).
January 16, 2018

Version: .964

Increased the size of the Obedience and Rally field that contains the summary of classes and entry numbers on the combined Judging Book Cover sheet. A very large number of class types can overfill the previous smaller field size.
January 14, 2018

Version: .964

The AKC has revised their website structure again which has impacted the system lookup functions for dog verifications.

Several routines have been improved to conform to the new URLs that the AKC uses for the dog record lookup functions.
Improvements were made to the Exhibitor Index generation process. There were errors when the alpha header option was selected.
Also, an option was added to control the automatic wrapping of lines when needed.

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