How to modify the Dynamics.set file so that all users can share the Reports.dic file in Microsoft Dynamics GP


INTRODUCTION


This article discusses how to modify the Dynamics.set file. You can modify this file so that all users can share the Reports.dic file that is on the computer that is running Microsoft Dynamics GP or that is running Microsoft Business Solutions - Great Plains.

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To modify the Dynamics.set file so that all users can use the same Reports.dic file, follow these steps:
  1. Make a backup of the Dynamics.set file in the appropriate program folder.
    • Microsoft Dynamics GP

      The default location of the program folder in the following location:
      C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics\GP
    • Microsoft Business Solutions - Great Plains

      The default location of the program folder in the following location:
      C:\Program Files\Microsoft Business Solutions\Great Plains
    Note The Dynamics.set file is specific to each client computer. Therefore, you must perform the backup on each client computer.
  2. Locate the Dynamics.set file in the local Microsoft Dynamics GP program folder, right-click the Dynamics.set file, and then click Edit.

    Notes
    • The file opens in Notepad.
    • If the Edit command is unavailable, point to Open With, and then click Notepad.
  3. The following is an example of a Dynamics.set file that also has SmartList registered.

    2
    0
    Dynamics
    1493
    SmartList
    Windows
    :C:Program Files/Microsoft Dynamics/GP/Dynamics.dic
    :C:Program Files/Microsoft Dynamics/GP/Forms.dic
    :C:Program Files/Microsoft Dynamics/GP/Reports.dic
    :C:Program Files/Microsoft Dynamics/GP/EXP1493.DIC
    :C:Program Files/Microsoft Dynamics/GP/EXP1493F.DIC
    :C:Program Files/Microsoft Dynamics/GP/EXP1493R.DIC
  4. In the example in step 3, if the Reports.dic file is in a folder that is named Reports on shared drive S, the path of the Reports.dic file is S:\Reports\Reports.dic. In this example, modify the Dynamics.set file as follows:

    2 
    0
    Dynamics
    1493
    SmartList
    Windows
    :C:Program Files/Microsoft Dynamics/GP/Dynamics.dic
    :C:Program Files/Microsoft Dynamics/GP/Forms.dic
    :S:Reports/Reports.dic
    :C:Program Files/Microsoft Dynamics/GP/EXP1493.DIC
    :C:Program Files/Microsoft Dynamics/GP/EXP1493F.DIC
    :C:Program Files/Microsoft Dynamics/GP/EXP1493R.DIC
  5. In Notepad, click File, and then click Save.
  6. Click File, and then click Exit.
  7. Start Microsoft Dynamics GP.
  8. Make sure that you can see the modified reports. To do this, use one of the following methods:
    • Microsoft Dynamics GP 10.0

      On the Microsoft Dynamics GP menu, point to Tools, point to Customize, and then click Report Writer. Verify that the modified reports appear in the Modified Reports list.
    • Microsoft Dynamics GP 9.0 and Microsoft Business Solutions - Great Plains

      On the Tools menu, point to Customize, and then click Report Writer. Verify that the modified reports appear in the Modified Reports list.