The AWARDS Card Swiping Upload feature is an optional database enhancement that enables users to take data from a third-party card swipe system, export it to a .txt file, and upload it to AWARDS. This data can be:
Day program reception desk
Day program activity attendance
Once uploaded, data is imported to AWARDS so that it can be viewed and worked with in the AWARDS database as needed.
Because the Card Swiping Upload feature is optional, it is not automatically available in all databases. When requested, it is turned on behind-the-scenes in AWARDS by Foothold Technology. (Please contact the Help Desk to make this functionality available in your AWARDS database.) In order to use this feature once it has been turned on, you must have ONE of the following permissions:
Display Executive Administration Buttons
Permissions Data Entry
Permissions Data Entry for All Staff and Layers
Members of the "Executive Officer" and "System Administrator" user groups are exempt from this requirement.
NOTE: Permissions are assigned using the Permissions Maintenance feature. If you do not have access to that feature and need a permission listed here, please contact your supervisor or your local Help Desk for assistance.
Additionally, you should have access to the AWARDS DataBridge, also located in the System Setup module. Like the Card Swiping Upload, access to the DataBridge is turned on behind-the-scenes in AWARDS.
Uploading and Importing Card Swiping Data - Learn how to pull swiping data into AWARDS.
A Closer Look @ Data Requirements
Card Swiping Data Requirements - Learn about swipe data format and content requirements.
Frequently Asked Questions