Import User and Attendance Record with USB (.dat File) from the Folder Path

Thursday, September 21, 2017 FingerTec 8 Comments

Note: This new option is also available in the TCMS V3 software version v2.1.1.9 and above.

In the newly released Ingress version v3.1.2.12,  we’ve added a new option to browse the path of User/Attendance USB file for importation to software. Before this, the option is only available with the USB flash disk drive location, where you need to copy the downloaded User and Attendance record from the terminal with .DAT file into the USB flash disk and plug it into the PC to read all the information.

With this new feature, you can save the user data and the transaction log (with .DAT file) that you have downloaded inside the computer itself. At the same time, you can share the .DAT file through Email, Skype or any cloud storage.

Before you can import the .DAT file, you need to add and activate the device with the Ingress software.
Go to Ingress > Device tab > Add Device. Key in the Device Name, change the Communication mode to USB file and key in the correct Device Serial number and Device ID before you can activate the device.


Once you’ve activated the device, you can start to import the User data and Transaction log by following the below instructions. You must first save or copy the .DAT file inside the PC at any folder or drive.

Import User Data.
Go to Ingress > User Tab > Read User from USB. Select and tick the option ‘Please specify the folder path to import USB .DAT file’ and select the folder where you save the .DAT file.

*Important note : All downloaded USB file (in .dat format)  must be encrypted.  Files that is not encrypted wont be able to be read in TCMSv3 software.


Import Transaction Log.
Go to Ingress > Attendance tab > Import Transaction Log. Select and tick the option ‘Please specify the folder path to import USB .DAT file’ and select the folder. System will automatically detect the .DAT file and you can preview all the transaction logs that you have downloaded.



    1. Dear Sir / Ma'am,

      Good day to you,

      Please be informed that FingerTec software both TCMSv3 and Ingress are built only to fit with FingerTec device firmware. Therefore, ZK device can't be connected to our software.

      Thanks & Best Regards,
      Nursyafawani Kasram binti Mohd Hisham

  2. Hello, I want to use TCMS v3 and Ingress to share .DAT via Skype, where can I consult the documentation? Thank you

    1. Hello Sir,

      Good day. Once you have downloaded the USB .dat files from the terminal, you may zip the files and just send the file accordingly. For your info, this file can only be read by our software as it is required our SDK to decrypted USB .dat file.

  3. hello sir,
    i have problem during importing .dat file into microsoft access
    i want code to get att log from .dat file to table into access
    tnank you in advance

    1. Dear Sir / Ma'am,

      Good day to you,

      Referring to your inquiry, what did you mean by code? What's the error message shown when you tried to import the att log from the DAT file? Please provide us a screenshot before we can assist you any further.

      Please send email to should you require further clarification on above issue as our team can assist you further.

      Thanks & Best Regards

  4. good day sir.
    I'm planning to develop a program that will read the .Dat file from biometric attendance record and to print it directly. I'm planning to run it as web based but offline. If you have a better idea or recommendation let me know.


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