How to set up your Accounts Payable and Payroll checks to display a four digit year

BWUser.ini settings define the default values for a wide variety of parameters.

  • On Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 and higher the file is located in 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.

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 with the [Options] added to the file.  The [Options] section has to go directly after the [BusinessWorks] section as seen below:

[BusinessWorks]
ProgramPath=C:\Sage\BWProg
DataPath=\\Server\Sage\BWData
InstallationType=NETWORK
[Options]
FourDigit=Yes

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