What is "External ID"?

The External ID field can be used to link resources such as Seasons, Divisions, Teams, Players, or Coaches to other systems. As an example, teams imported from the Hockey Canada Registry (HCR) or the USA Hockey Database have an External ID that matches the team's ID in the HCR. Additionally, for Players and Coaches the External ID is used to link stats from season to season.

  • External ID is not required and will be generated by the system if not specified.
  • Resources imported from the Hockey Canada Registry have their external ID set and linked automatically.

Pro Tip

  • If manually specifying an external ID, set the value to the player / coach’s registration number. This value should be unique and will map the players in GameSheet to your registration system.
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