Did you know that there is a configuration file that is used to change specific settings in Sage BusinessWorks?

Did you know that there is a configuration file that is used to change specific settings in Sage BusinessWorks?

These settings can be specific to each user and workstation. Double spacing the check register on workstation does not affect another workstation. You can personalize these defaults for each user. To change any of these settings and make BusinessWorks work for you, complete the following steps at each workstation and have fun: (NOTE: The information below is available on the Sage Knowledgebase. Visit www.sagekb.com and search for ‘Editing the BWUSER.INI file’.)

To open the BWUSER.INI file:

  • Browse to C:\Users\[User]\AppData\Roaming\Sage\Sage BusinessWorks.
  • To locate the BWUSER.INI file if you are accessing Sage BusinessWorks through terminal services, the 'BWUser.ini' file can be found in the \Sage\Sage BusinessWorks folder under the user's profile. Depending on the setup of the network, the user profiles may be found on the C: drive of the server or in another network location. For Sage BusinessWorks to function correctly, you must be able to access the 'BWUser.ini' file through the appropriate shared folder.

Section / Parameter

Explanation

[Options]

Section heading; do not modify or delete.

InvoiceWithPrices=Yes

Controls the check box for the Invoice with prices option on the Invoice Printing Options window. If the parameter is set to "Yes," the check box is selected.

InvoiceWithoutPrices=Yes

Controls the check box for the Invoice without prices option on the Invoice Printing Options window. If the parameter is set to "Yes," the check box is selected.

InvoiceWithPackingSlip=Yes

Controls the check box for the Print packing list option on the Invoice Printing Options window. If the parameter is set to "Yes," the check box is selected.

ShowTimer=NNNN

NNNN = Wait time in milliseconds, for example, 1500 = 1.5 seconds (For Sage BusinessWorks version 4 and later only.) Begin with a value between 1500, and 3000 and adjust until the desired amount of time elapses between the last keystroke and the appearance of the SQL wait cursor (hourglass).

FourDigit=Yes

Prints four-digit year on A/P and Payroll checks and check stubs.

[Accounts Payable]

Section heading -- do not modify or delete.

DblSpaceChkReg=Yes

Prints A/P Check Register summary double spaced

[Order Entry]

Section heading -- do not modify or delete.

OrderQtyChecks=Yes

Show warning when order quantity is greater than on hand quantity

PickTicketSummary=No

Prevents summary information from printing on the pick ticket. Note: Sage BusinessWorks 3.0 introduced the Pick Ticket form. For this reason, this parameter is disregarded in Sage BusinessWorks 3.0 and later.

[Payroll]

Section heading -- do not modify or delete.

TrainingTax=0.10

Training tax percentage for CA DE-3B state tax report

AllowancesOnTCReport=Yes

Includes federal and state allowances on Time Card Worksheet. This parameter was added to comply with New York payroll reporting requirements.

[BW Form Characteristics]

Section heading -- do not modify or delete.

UseUnitDollarSigns=

Yes: Prints dollar signs on currency values in the unit cost column No: Dollar signs omitted from currency values in the unit cost column

UseUnitDollarCommas=

Yes: Embeds commas in currency values in the unit cost column No: No commas in currency values in the unit cost column

UseTotalDollarSigns=

Yes: Prints dollar signs on numeric values in the total cost column No: Dollar signs omitted from numeric values in the total cost column

UseTotalDollarCommas=

Yes: Embeds commas in currency values in the total cost column No: No commas in currency values in the total cost column

UseTotalFinancialNegatives=

Yes: Places parentheses around negative values No: Negative values indicated by a minus sign

 If Sage BusinessWorks is running on a network, these changes must be made at each workstation that uses Sage BusinessWorks. The BWUser.ini file may vary from workstation to workstation. Below is an example of an edited BWUser.ini file:

[BusinessWorks Server]
ProgramPath=C:\Acct\BWGold
DataPath=C:\Acct\BWData
nstallationType=SERVER
[BusinessWorks]
ProgramPath=C:\Acct\BWGold
DataPath=\\Acct\BWData
InstallationType=NETWORK
[Options]
InstallationType=NETWORK
InvoiceWithPackingSlip=No
[Order Entry]
OrderQtyChecks=Yes
[Inventory]
Import/Export Descriptions=3

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