Error message when you try to start or when you try to print a report in Report Writer in Microsoft Dynamics GP: "Data dictionary is missing"

Applies to: Dynamics GP 2010


When you try to start Microsoft Dynamics GP or when you try to print a report in Report Writer, you receive the following error message:

Data dictionary is missing


This problem occurs if either of the following conditions is true:

• The Dynamics.set file is pointing to the REPORTS.DIC file incorrectly. See Resolution 1 in the "Resolution" section.
• The Dynamics.set file is corrupted. See Resolution 2 in the "Resolution" section.


    Resolution 1

    To resolve this problem, follow these steps:
    1. On the Tools menu, click Setup , click System , and then click Edit Launch File .
    2. Click the Microsoft Dynamics GP product, and then make sure that the path of the REPORTS.DIC file is correct.

    Note The path may be pointing to a nonexistent folder. If this is true, change the path, and then restart Microsoft Dynamics GP.

    Resolution 2

    If the path of the Reports.dic file is correct, the Dynamics.set file may be corrupted. To resolve this problem, copy the Dynamics.set file from another computer. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Rename the current Dynamics.set file.
    2. Copy the Dynamics.set file from another computer that contains the same modules and does not receive the error message.

    Note If the location of the Microsoft Dynamics GP installation folder is differerent between each computer, you will have to change the paths to the dictionary files in the new Dynamics.set file.


    Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010
    Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0
    Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.0
    Microsoft Business Solutions–Great Plains 8.0
    System Manager