How to change the sort order for employees to "Last Name" in the Employee Maintenance window in Microsoft Dynamics GP


INTRODUCTION


In Microsoft Dynamics GP and in Microsoft Business Solutions - Great Plains, you can change the sort order for employees in the Employee Maintenance window. This article describes how to change the sort order for employees to Last Name.

More Information


To change the sort order for employees to Last Name in the Employee Maintenance window, follow these steps:

  1. Have all users exit Microsoft Dynamics GP.
  2. Locate the Dex.ini file.


    Notes
    • By default, the Dex.ini file is in the following location in Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0:
      C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics\GP\Data
    • By default, the Dex.ini file is in the following locationin Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.0:
      C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics\GP
    • By default, the Dex.ini file is in the following location inMicrosoft Business Solutions - Great Plains 8.0:
      C:\Program Files\Microsoft Business Solutions\Great Plains
  3. Right-click the Dex.ini file, and then click Open.
  4. Insert the following line above the Workstation= line.
    EmpLookup=2
    Note To change the sort order for employees to First Name or to Social Security Number, replace "2" with one of the following numbers:
    • 3: First Name
    • 4: Social Security Number
  5. On the File menu, click Save, and then close the Dex.ini file.