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Integrating with PerfectTablePlan
You may wish to use PerfectTablePlan to create a table plan from data produced by another software package, for example an event registration or CRM system. There are two ways you can do this.
If your software package can create a delimited text file (e.g. CSV file) you can output this and import it into PerfectTablePlan. If you are able to script/program the package you can get it to start PerfectTablePlan with the input file from the command line.
For example to start up importing the file export.csv using the predefined 'theknot.com' mapping :
c:\program files\perfecttableplan\tableplanner.exe -import export.csv -import_type theknot
Please email email@example.com if you are interested in us adding a mapping for your import file format.
The above approach is sufficient for most needs, however it only allows you to supply guest details, not details of tables or seating. If you need to do this you can generate your own PerfectTablePlan plan file and start PerfectTablePlan to open it.
For example to start up PerfectTablePlan and open a myplan.tp file:
c:\program files\perfecttableplan\tableplanner.exe myplan.tp
PerfectTablePlan associates a unique and unchanging ID with each record (e.g. each guest). This can be very useful if you want to write a CSV/XML file, make some changes in PerfectTablePlan and then read back the changes. Prior to PerfectTablePlan v5.3.0 these IDs were only available in PerfectTablePlan Professional edition.