Some customers use ShowGrounds for multiple show companies.  In this case the shows are most often segmented from one another by storing all the data for each show management company in it’s own data file.  ShowGrounds is set up to be able to handle this easily, including the ability to provide synchronization of data to for those separate data files.

Changing from one company data file to another is fairly straight forward.  Once you have switched from one to another the software will continue to use that data file until you change it again.

Here are the steps.

  1. Launch ShowGrounds Server
  2. Go to “File” menu and select “Open…”
  3. Change the “Data file” drop down menu to “Select another data file”
  4. Click “Open”
  5. On the next screen navigate to the folder that contains the “other” data file.
  6. Select the file labeled “ShowGrounds.4dd”
  7. Click “Open”

That’s it.  If you need to switch to the other data file simply do the same procedure.