TroopTrack recently added a pre-check to TurboNet import where members in TroopTrack which lack a BSA ID no. would be identified. The issue I’ve run into is that in the case of my troop, the person maintaining TroopTrack (me) is not the person doing input to our Council. We don’t (not yet anyway) use TroopTrack for rank advancement or merit badges - TurboNet brings that down for us.
HOWEVER, TurboNet creates duplicates for those members of our troop which are new, and then populates those newly created (dupes) with merit badge info. It also creates households.
The person doing the BSA data entry for us does not always tell me when data has been entered, and will not share the BSA login info with me so that I can do the TurboNet import.
I believe TroopTrack does some name matching to attempt to reconcile new scouts out of TurboNet into already entered scouts, but based on my experience, this rarely actually occurs.
What this means to me as the maintainer of TroopTrack is duplicate scouts and households. Complicating it further, ASMs entering participation, camping nights, etc., may randomly pick the dupe scout, not the one hand entered (which is linked to parent info, vehicle info, etc.)
What I’d really like is a subset of the TurboNet import which I could teach my BSA maintainer to use, which did a shorter version of the TurboNet import, returning a REPORT of actions to be performed, specifically including the names and IDs of scouts and adults to be added.
A TurboNet import preview, essentially