Database Handicapping Software- JCapper

Past Performance Data Files - Free Sample Download -
- Memorial Day Weekend 2016 (courtesy of HDW)

Download Link:
Free Sample Back Data Download - Memorial Day Weekend 2016 (courtesy of HDW) - click here - (39,817 kb)

What's Inside:
The above link will get you a zip file that contains a folder named MemorialDayWeekend2016 - and on that folder you will will find data and results files, courtesy of HDW, for Memorial Day Weekend 2016 (Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon) 105 race cards in all.

Specifically:
  • HDW zip files - exactly as they arrive when downloaded directly from the HDW site - for Memorial Day Weekend 2016 (Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon) 105 race cards in all. The J.zip files contain HDW binary race files. The F.zip files contain HDW Text Chart Results files.


  • The weekend's comma delimited JCapper .JCP past performance files - created by running a .JCP File Build routine from inside of the HDW File Manager. These are comma delimited past performance data files, 1435 data fields per horse record - populated with HDW data.


  • The weekend's comma delimited JCapper .XRD results files - created by running an .XRD Results File Build routine from inside of the HDW File Manager. These are comma delimited results files, 255 data fields per horse record - populated with data from HDW Text Chart Results Files.


  • The weekend's comma delimited JCapper .DAT past performance files - created by running a Build Database routine from the JCapper Main Module. The .DAT file is a special file unique to JCapper that contains both past performance data and results data within the record for each horse.

    The .DAT File is the only file type that can be used to run Calc Races routines with the Demo Version of the JCapper prorgam. This restriction is lifted in all "live" versions of the JCapper program.

    .DAT files are created by the JCapper Main Module during Build Database routines. I have included a pre-built set of .DAT files here as part of the JCapper Demo so that you can load them into the Demo program using the .DFM Card Loader, run a Calc Races routine, and see JCapper Report output.


Install Instructions:
  1. Save the .zip file to your hard drive:
    Right click the download link and select "Save link as" (Chrome/Firefox) or "Save target as" (Internet explorer) and save the zip file (filename: JCapMemorialDayWeekend2016.zip) to your hard drive.

    --Hint: c:\2016 is a good location for this (although you can use any folder name on any drive on your system.)


  2. Extract the contants of the downloaded zip file out onto the target folder (where you saved the zip file in step 1 above.)

    --Hint: Right click the zip file itself (filename JCapMemorialDayWeekend2016.zip) and use a third party unzip tool (such as WinZip) to extract the contents of the zip file out onto the same folder where you saved the .zip file in step 1 above.

    --Hint: After opening the downloaded .zip file (filename: JCapMemorialDayWeekend2016.zip) in WinZip - the first thing you should see in the Classic WinZip interface is a folder named MemorialDayWeekend2016.

    To perform the extraction: Simply drag and drop the folder named MemorialDayWeekend2016 onto the same folder where you saved the .zip file in step 1 above.


  3. Change your Data Vendor Setting to HDW:
    The files included in this download package are populated with HDW data. Before using them, it is important that you click the System Settings button on the face of the JCapper Main Module, then click System Definitions - and on the User System Definitions Screen: Check the HDW box in the Data Vendor section and click the Save button to persist your Data Vendor Setting as HDW.


  4. Point JCapper at the folder named MemorialDayWeekend2016:
    Launch the JCapper DFM (Data Folder Manager.) Then click the Edit button for DataFolder 1 and use the interface to navigate to the folder named MemorialDayWeekend2016.

    -- Hint: The folder named MemorialDayWeekend2016 should be one level beneath the folder you extracted the contents of the zip file out onto in step 2 above.

    Double check that the folder named MemorialDayWeekend2016 is displayed on the DFM interface as DataFolder 1. Then check the active box for DataFolder 1 and click the Save button to persist the folder named MemorialDayWeekend2016 as your current active data folder.


That's it! From here, you can use the files contained in this download package to work through the JCapper 101 Class Outline found in the Demo User Quick Start Guild Help Doc.



Best of luck to you.

-jp

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