How to re-create the manufacturing reports dictionary in Microsoft Dynamics GP


INTRODUCTION


This article describes how to re-create the manufacturing reports dictionary file (ICONRPTS.dic) in Microsoft Dynamics GP.

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To re-create the manufacturing reports dictionary file, follow these steps:

  1. Export modified forms and reports.
    1. Click Tools, point to Customize, and then click Customization Maintenance.
    2. In the Customization Maintenance window, click the forms and the reports that you want to export from the current dictionary files.

      Note You can use SHIFT and CTRL to select multiple resources. We recommend that you select all the modified reports.
    3. Click Export.
    4. When you are prompted to select a package file, click the location in which you want to create the package file. Then, click Save.

      Notes
      • By default, the package file is created on the desktop. Also by default, the package is named Packagenumber.Package. In this name, number is an integer that increments by one every time that an export is performed.
      • A progress bar shows the status of the export. When the export is completed, any errors that are encountered are listed on the screen. Typically, reports in the error list are not exported.
  2. Rename the existing ICONRPTS.DIC file. To do this, follow these steps:

    1. Have all users exit out of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
    2. Rename the ICONRPTS.DIC file. The dictionary files may exist on the server or on the client.

      Note You can check the local DYNAMICS.SET file for the correct path for the ICONRPTS.DIC file. By default, the DYNAMICS.SET file and the ICONRPTS.DIC file are in the following location:
      C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics\GP
    3. Start Microsoft Dynamics GP.
  3. Import resources into the new ICONRPTS.DIC file.

    1. Click Tools, point to Customize, and then click Customization Maintenance.
    2. In the Customization Maintenance window, click Import. The Import Package File window opens.
    3. Locate the package file that was created during the previous export process, and then click Open.



      Note The Import Package File window lists all resources that exist in the package file.
    4. Click OK to begin the import.
    5. Click OK when you are prompted to overwrite the package.

      Note A progress bar shows the status of the import process. Additionally, an error list appears when the import is completed if any errors were encountered. Typically, reports in the error list are imported. However, you may be unable to print the reports.