For Cloud users, legacy web services are being withdrawn. If you are running an older version of Golden Records v4 you may not be able to log in or connect. Updating to a newer version will resolve the problem.
For cloud users, two-factor authentication is now available. Activate it from the settings/profile page. You will need an Authenticator app like Authy or Google Authenticator (no Google account required) on your phone. With two-factor authentication enabled, a code generated on the phone will need to be entered when you log in.
Logging update requests has shown that there are some very old versions of Golden Records still in use. These are versions that have problems picking up update availability.
If you are running 3.2.11 or 188.8.131.52 these will report as being up to date. As of today the current version is 184.108.40.20689.
Updating is free. So whoever is still using 2.7 please update.
The Archery GB handicap tables in Golden Records have been updated to the latest published version. There are no changes as such but a handful of errors (in 10300 records) were identified and corrected, the Half Metric and Half FITA have been deleted from the tables as these are no longer official AGB rounds. Handicaps for distances (eg 2 dozen at X yds) that were missing have been added.
Users of the cloud service will have the changes synced down when they next connect. Other users of Golden Records 4 can update by using the Update Handicap Data tool on the Tasks toolbar.
Golden Records 4 has been released today. This adds cloud synchronisation to Golden Records and the ability for members to submit scores online, and view their score records online. Online access is also available for club officials. An annual subscription is needed for the cloud services, but otherwise there is no cost to upgrade to version 4.
Due to database changes Golden Records 4 will not recognise the database used for Golden Records 3. It will be necessary to transfer data from version 3 to version 4 using a transfer file.
Features added to the core Golden Records include:
Option to use SQL Server as a database
Export to Microsoft Access
Export to SQL Server
Updating of Handicap and Classification data to latest version without needing to upgrade the software
Updating lists of rounds, classes from a remote data source
An update to Golden Records has been released. This resolves a problem calculating Master Bowman and higher classifications. It contains a new set of the 2016 classification tables, The previous set returned GMB instead of Grand Master Bowman with the unintended consequence that it prevented archers be classified correctly.
We are still getting occasional error reports from older versions, particularly relating to the Month Dropdown bug. This has been resolved in the latest versions. A reminder that updates to the latest version are no charge. You just need to download and install the latest version.