Downloading the ECF checker program?

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John Upham
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Downloading the ECF checker program?

Post by John Upham » Sun Nov 14, 2021 12:16 pm

Do you know from where to download the ECF checker program that is used to sanity check a rating submission file?


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Re: Downloading the ECF checker program?

Post by John Upham » Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:16 pm

I've heard today from Brian Valentine who tells me that the checker program has been deprecated.

Brian kindly sent me this link to useful documents:


https://www.ecfrating.org.uk/doc/
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Re: Downloading the ECF checker program?

Post by Ian Thompson » Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:26 pm

John Upham wrote:
Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:16 pm
I've heard today from Brian Valentine who tells me that the checker program has been deprecated.
It's still useful for doing offline checks that a rating file is valid, before attempting to upload to the ECF rating database, in my opinion.

I think the ECF should continue to make it available for that purpose, even if it's accompanied by a comment that it's no longer being maintained, so won't check everything.

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Re: Downloading the ECF checker program?

Post by Wadih Khoury » Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:38 pm

The online tool allows you to check without submitting.

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Re: Downloading the ECF checker program?

Post by Angus French » Mon Nov 15, 2021 6:40 pm

Wadih Khoury wrote:
Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:38 pm
The online tool allows you to check without submitting.
There's an online tool that does the work of the ECF Result File Checker, including checking that a results file is correctly formatted?

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Re: Downloading the ECF checker program?

Post by Wadih Khoury » Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:34 am

Angus French wrote:
Mon Nov 15, 2021 6:40 pm
Wadih Khoury wrote:
Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:38 pm
The online tool allows you to check without submitting.
There's an online tool that does the work of the ECF Result File Checker, including checking that a results file is correctly formatted?
I am not familiar with the Result File Checker, but the current online system to load the result allows you to first check the validity of the file before committing it for submission.
If I recall, it highlights all the errors, you can keep loading the file until all errors are resolved then you can submit.

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Re: Downloading the ECF checker program?

Post by Angus French » Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:09 pm

Wadih Khoury wrote:
Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:34 am
Angus French wrote:
Mon Nov 15, 2021 6:40 pm
Wadih Khoury wrote:
Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:38 pm
The online tool allows you to check without submitting.
There's an online tool that does the work of the ECF Result File Checker, including checking that a results file is correctly formatted?
I am not familiar with the Result File Checker, but the current online system to load the result allows you to first check the validity of the file before committing it for submission.
If I recall, it highlights all the errors, you can keep loading the file until all errors are resolved then you can submit.
Thanks! I didn't know that.

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