DEX.INI Commands Explanation

Interested to learn more about DEX.ini file and what does it effect? I found a post under ( and found it interesting, below the parameters definition for DEX.ini File:

SuppressChangeDateDialog=TRUE – Turns off the Date Change dialogue that opens at midnight
Synchronize = TRUE – Forces a synchronization of the chart of accounts format
OLEPath=\\server\folder\ole – Sets the path for linked and embedded files. This is often set up inconsistently in the initial setup. You’ll need to include your path in place of file://server/folder/ole
NoPrintDialogs=TRUE – Suppress the print dialogue box
ShowResids=TRUE – Make resource ID’s visible in Dexterity
SQLLogSQLStmt=TRUESQLLogODBCMessages=TRUESQLLogAllODBCMessages=TRUE – Turn on Dex SQL Logging (all 3 lines)
ShowAdvancedMacroMenu=TRUE – Turn on the Advanced Macro Menu
C:\DPS1\DEX.INI DPSInstance=1C:\DPS2\DEX.INI DPSInstance=2C:\DPS3\DEX.INI DPSInstance=3 – Run multiple process servers on a single machine. Specifics on CustomerSource here. (One line for each process server)
AutoInstallChunks=TRUE – Add CNK files without the “Add New Code?” dialogue
ExportOneLineBody=TRUE – eliminate line wrapping when exporting reports to comma or tab delimited files.
IMPath=C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Great Plains\Integration Manager\IM.EXEIMExecPath=C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Great Plains\Integration Manager\IMRun.EXE – Set the path to Integration Manager so it will launch properly from the menu. (2 lines)
WindowMax=TRUE – Open the GP main window full screen
SampleDateMsg=FALSE – prevents the sample company dialog box from being displayed
SampleDateMMDDYYYY=00000000 – Prevents the sample company dialogue box from displaying and sets the date to the current date.
SampleDateMMDDYYYY=MMDDYYYY – Prevents the sample company dialogue box from displaying and sets the sample company to the date defined. (5/1/08 would be 050102008).


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Mohammad R. Daoud has been working as a Microsoft Dynamics GP consultant since 2004. His career path started with version 7.5; he studied every single tip of the application technicalities and did allot of successful implementations that includes functional consultations, analysis, and custom development projects. He holds a graduate degree in Computer Science and currently he is pursuing MBA degree in Accounting. In January 2007 he was nominated to the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) certificate and was certified in April 2008 due to his online contributions in the Dynamics Community (Dynamics GP Newsgroups, Forums, User Groups and his blog: Worth to mention that he was also listed as one of the Microsoft Dynamics Top 100 Most Influential People in 2009 by DynamicsWorld. And more... • Demonstrated Passion for MS Products through participating in beta testing for some product versions, an effective member of Microsoft Connect. • Talented in securing strong high quality relationships with premier customers, partners and sales teams passionately and profitably. • Dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and/or external customers • Problem Solver – Uses systematic approach to uncover true problem(s) and practical solution and can marshal resources to solve problem! • Proven record of effective account management, including Account Planning, Opportunity Management, and Business Management Excellence and working as part of a larger virtual team • Successful in delivering high quality technical engagements in the enterprise Dynamics GP implementations area according to customer requirements. • Dedicated, Committed, Self Motivated, Creative and highly focused with excellent communication, Negotiation, presentation, Active Listening and Objection Handling skills. • Experienced in Profitable researches and studies including white papers and technical presentations.

2 Responses to DEX.INI Commands Explanation

  1. Abdulrahman says:

    thats is vary valuable thnks mohammed

  2. I am glad to hear that from you!

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