SYMENU System Manager Introduction 5

Getting Started With Elliott


Starting Elliott 


After installing Elliott successfully, you are now ready to explore Elliott.  From the Start, Programs, you should see the following six icons under the “NETcellent” Programs window.



Digitally Signed EL700*.exe

All Elliott EXE files are digitally signed by Netcellent System, Inc.  Starting with Windows XP SP2, users who run Elliott from a mapped network drive might be prompted with a security warning asking if they want to “run this software.”  In the past, the prompt would show the manufacturer as “Unknown.” 


The digital signature by Netcellent does not prevent the prompt from showing up.  Rather, the prompt will simply show the software manufacturer as Netcellent System, Inc., so you can trust to execute the program.  To stop this message from showing up, you will need to add the mapped drive server to your trusted Local Intranet zone (in Internet Explorer, choose Tools -> Internet Options -> Security tab).

Configuration Utility

If this is the first time you have started Elliott, the system will detect that the ELLIOTT7.CFG file does not exist in your startup directory.  Therefore, the ELLIOTT Configuration utility will start up automatically.  Alternatively, you can click on the ELLIOTT Configuration icon first.  Once you are done with the configuration, click on the Elliott V7 icon to start the program.

If system does not startup the configuration utility and kicks you out of Elliott, try to configure this manually by choosing the configuration icon before you attempt to start Elliott.


Elliott Root Directory:


This is the root directory where you installed Elliott.


Software Version: 


Select the current software version.  Currently there is only one choice and there is no maintenance here.


Default Printer Port: 


This is to specify the default LPT port for the “Raw Data Pass Through” feature.  You should leave it at “LPT1” unless you have a special reason to change it.




The Canadian version is different from the US version.  Make sure you are using the right country.


Use Windows Printer By Default?


We suggest you check this field and use Windows printer drivers by default.  The only time you may want to uncheck this box is when you are using mostly dot matrix printers in your organization.  Windows printer drivers are usually not efficient when printing to dot matrix printers.


Multiple Company? 


Please indicate whether you are using the multiple company option or not.


The following two options were eliminated in Version 7.2:


     Use Btrieve Client Engine? 


     Use Btrieve Requester (Server Engine)? 



Support Segmented Keys through DDF?


This flag, by default, will be checked and you can’t turn it off through the configuration utility.  The system will look for DDF files in the target directory’s DDF subdirectory, (\ELLIOTT7\DDF).  When the system tries to initialize a file, it will attempt to create the segmented key structure as specified in the DDF definition.  This is the key to supporting ODBC and many third party tools that can access a Pervasive SQL Database (Version 2000 and higher).  If you need to turn off this flag for whatever reason, you will need to edit the EL700.CFG file manually.




If you click on this button, another window will display and let you configure the default print layout for all users.  Users still have the option to override this default setting at the time of actual printing.  This includes report header shading, bold face, line separator between heading and body, etc.  This option will work well and produce professional outputs on laser printers.  However, it may slow the printing of reports on dot matrix printers.






This is for changing the screen update interval.  By default, the Elliott screen updates for every 50 display actions or when there is an input field or condition that is waiting for a keystroke.  For example, in customer file maintenance, Elliott displays all literals at one time instead of individually.  This is for performance purposes.  Sometimes, from a developer’s standpoint, when you animate a program and do not see updates as the action is taking place, it can be confusing.  This is one reason you may wish to change the default setting from 50 to maybe 1.


By default, the Elliott Configuration icon will only be installed on the first workstation installing Elliott from media.  If you do need to run the Elliott Configuration utility from other workstations, you may go to the DOS prompt at a Windows 98/NT/2000/XP workstation and from the Elliott startup directory, type: EL700.CFG.   You can also setup EL700.CFG as a shortcut manually on your workstation by specifying EL700.CFG.EXE as the startup command and F:\ELLIOTT7 as the startup directory.


Once you are done with this setup screen, click OK.  The V7 ELLIOTT startup screen and login will appear like the following:




User Login



By default passwords are in the off mode and there is only one user, SUPERVISOR.  Here, click on the “OK” button to bypass the login process. 


Assign A Unique Workstation ID


Once you pass the login screen and the system detects this is the first time this workstation is using Elliott because (1) the system can’t find the NSI.INI file under C:\WINDOWS if this is an upgrade from a previous version; or (2) the system can’t find the Elliott V7 registry setting in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER area.  The system will then automatically create the Elliott V7 registry setting either by copying the settings from the NSI.INI file or by using the default value and prompting the user to identify a workstation ID for this workstation:




The workstation ID, by default, will be your login user name.  However, you can override it.  Workstation ID is a 10-digit alphanumeric field and you can choose any name you like, but you must make sure that your workstation ID is unique on the network (among all users that may access Elliott).  Having duplicate workstation IDs may result in printing problems in the future.  Therefore, it may be a good idea to use your machine name (NetBIOS name) as the workstation ID.  Once you setup the workstation ID, you can only change it through editing the registry (dangerous) or login as SUPERVISOR and change it through the preference setup toolbar icon.


Multiple Company Option


If you are using the “Multiple Company” option during the configuration screen, then you will be prompted to select the company to access:


Main Menu Screen


If you did not choose the “Multiple Company” option, then the system will use company 01 and directly bring up your Elliott Main Menu.  You are now ready to explore the system.



Startup Elliott Menu  - Second Time


The first time you start Elliott, the system will prompt you to setup the ELL700.CFG (Global) and Elliott Registry in HKEY_CURRENT_USER area (Local).  When you start ELLIOTT for the second time, since they are already setup, the system will not prompt you to setup this information again.


When you setup Elliott on another workstation and since the Elliott registry has not been setup in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER area yet, the system will prompt you for the workstation id.

ELL700.CFG File


The EL700.CFG file resides in your Elliott startup directory and its value can be maintained through the Elliott Configuration Utility (EL700CF.EXE).  Values in the EL700.CFG file control the Elliott global functions and affects all workstations’ operations.


Elliott Registry Setting


The Elliott Registry Setting is stored under the HKEY_CURRENT_USER area under the following path:



Most of the values in the Elliott registry can be maintained through the “Setup Preference” toolbar button (or Ctrl-S).  If you make changes to the Elliott registry, it will only affect this particular workstation.  The types of flags you can change are:


Set up your favorite colors for Elliott.

Determine which fonts are available to use.

Determine your Laser Printer Paper Margin.

Determine whether to turn on auto skip or not.

Determine the number of local parallel ports (for capturing to a network).

Select your preferred editor for Macro editing and viewing spooled reports.

Define default paths for Macro, Help, Wave and Log files.

Change your diagnostic options.

Setup your tickler function for Elliott users.


The following control flags in registry can’t be changed through the preference setup toolbar option.  If you need to change it, change the Elliott 7.0 registry setting in the following path:


\Configuration\Use-Macro: You may decide not to let certain users access the Macro function by setting this field to “No”.


\Configuration\Use-Preference: You may decide not to let certain users access the “Setup Preference” function by setting this field to “No”.

\Configuration\Workstation: This is the unique workstation id for this PC.  Having duplicate workstation IDs may cause printing problems.  If you accidentally assign duplicate workstation IDs, then you must manually change it with an editor.


Please be warned that changing a registry setting is a dangerous operation.  If you delete or change the wrong registry setting, you might render your system inoperable.

Systems Manager

  1. Mapped Drives Disappear After Logoff or Reboot
  2. Using Raw Data Pass Through for Dot Matrix Printer on Windows 10 Does Not Work
  3. How Do I Find The Workstation That's Infected with The Crypto Ransom Ware?
  4. How to Reset the Counter in *.DAT Files After Recovery from Crypto Ransom Ware Attack
  5. Aging Shows Differently After Database Rebuild
  6. What Do I Do When My Anti-virus Software Reports Elliott EXE File as a Virus?
  7. High CPU Usage and Performance Issues After Implementing NTFS Security
  8. "We can't verify who created this file. Are you sure you want to run this file?"
  9. Problem with Printer Configuration If Running Elliott from Multiple Workstations
  10. Inconsistent Elliott Error on Terminal Server
  11. How to Restore Elliott from CryptoWall Ransomware Attack
  12. Clarify Laser Forms Line Item Level Barcode Printing
  13. Is Dot Matrix Printer Still Supported in Elliott with Windows 10?
  14. Should I Install the 32-bit or 64-bit Outlook/Office?
  15. I Receive Error 114 When I Start Up Elliott on the Server
  16. Manage Data Execution Prevention (DEP) Through Registry Editing
  17. Windows Defender May Cause Elliott Start-Up Difficulties
  18. Why Do I Exceed Elliott User License Count When There are No or Very Few Users in Elliott?
  19. What Causes Load Error 198?
  20. How the Windows Scheme You Choose May Affect the Elliott Screen Display
  21. Still Get Error 114 After Adding All Elliott EXE Files to the DEP List
  22. How to Copy Laser Form Templates from Company to Company
  23. Weird Character Displayed for Backslash (\) Character
  24. Does Elliott Support Desktop Virtualization?
  25. Access Is Denied When Launching Elliott V8 Report Viewer
  26. User Cannot See Some Spooled Reports in Elliott V8
  27. Why Does the User List Function Take Forever to Bring Up?
  28. I Am Running Out of Invoice Numbers -- I Need Direction to Archive Invoices
  29. Algorithm to Speed Up eContacts List in Elliott V8
  30. Elliott Requires Volume Supporting 8dot3name
  31. Elliott Running Extremely Slow on Windows 8 with Trend Micro Anti Virus Software Installed
  32. What Causes "File Table Exceed Limit" Error?
  33. Mass Email Time Out
  34. Report Incomplete After 4 Hours: Event Stops Working After Upgrade to Elliott V8
  35. File Created in C:\ Root Directory Disappears
  36. Is There a Way to Create and Distribute Elliott Printer Configurations?
  37. What Are "COBOL Only" or "User Defined" Event Actions? Can We Use Them in Any Way?
  38. How to Purge WSORDHDR.BTR and WSORDLIN.BTR files?
  39. CPORDLS (Order Serial/Lot File) Btrieve Page Size
  40. Create PO Receiving Event to Trap Negative Qty on Hand Problem
  41. Reducing File Sizes for INITLFILE.LOG & SYACTLOG.BTR
  42. Windows 10 and Trend Micro Anti-Virus Software
  43. The Remote Certificate Is Invalid According to the Validation Procedure
  44. Customer Has Multiple Primary Contacts or No Primary Contact
  45. Btrieve Error 46 on S/M Activity Log File
  46. Multi-Currency Workarounds in Elliott
  47. Using the Export Processor to Export Data
  48. Instructions for Importing Laser Form Template
  49. I Am Unable to Post or Enter a Date for the New Year
  50. Does Elliott Work Under Virtualized Desktops Infrastructure (VDI)
  51. Btrieve Error 80 During Defer Processing
  52. Lauch CSV File -- There Was a Problem Sending the Command to the Program
  53. Feature - System Users File Integrity Check
  54. Receive Error in NWSMSCRN for Function Pf-Map-Coordinate-Space
  55. Not Able to Receive Event Emails from Certain Users
  56. Feature - Events for Add Note and Delete Note
  57. When and How to Use DDF2BTR.EXE Utility
  58. Elliott Last Printing Job Overrides Windows Default Printer on Windows 10
  59. Not Able to Change Attributes Added by Other Users
  60. Feature - New Context Menus in v8.0 Spooled Reports Manager
  61. Feature - Automatic Archiving of Spooled Reports in Elliott v8.0
  62. Feature - Enhanced Security for Attributes
  63. Feature - Deferred Processing Multiple Times Per Day
  64. Feature - Ability to Specify User ID in User Search
  65. Feature - Utility to Re-Calculate Item First Received and Last Received Date
  66. NSCTLMN1 Global Setup Time Clock Global Setup
  67. How to Set Up One-to-One Restriction of Customer and Item
  68. Recursion Error When Drill Down to Item File Inquiry
  69. Error Invoking Macro - Cannot Install Hook
  70. Feature - Record Navigation in Attribute Window
  71. Error Connecting VPN from Windows 10 to Windows 2008 Server
  72. How to Stop Users from Sending Elliott Reports through Email
  73. Does Elliott Support Windows 10?
  74. It Is Extremely Slow to Run Elliott over VPN Connection
  75. SYTIMCLK Systems Manager General Time Clock
  76. Feature - Recalculate AP Vendor YTD and Last Year Amount
  77. XCO0100 Systems Manager Design Your Own Order
  78. Feature - Restrict Recurring Event for Number of Times for a Specific Reference
  79. How Do I Limit the Companies for Users?
  80. Feature - Enforced Report Destinations
  81. I Am Unable to Create a New User in Elliott
  82. Feature - PDF Printing in Elliott V8.2
  83. Feature: PDF PostOffice in Elliott V8.2, Introduction
  84. Feature: PDF PostOffice in Elliott V8.2, Part 1
  85. Feature: PDF PostOffice in Elliott V8.2, Part 2
  86. Feature: PDF PostOffice in Elliott V8.2, Part 3
  87. Feature - Added Checkbox and Description to Attribute List and the SPS Commerce Create Attribute Register
  88. Feature - Performance Options for eContact Activity Tab
  89. Feature - Mass Change Salesman Utility
  90. Elliott Installer File-In-Use Warning During Installation
  91. Unable to Run Elliott from UNC Path
  92. V8 Program Desktop Startup Shortcuts - Internal Macro
  93. Event When Order Put On Hold at Invoice Printing
  94. Feature - Time Clock Logoff Type
  95. Feature - Added Distribution to G/L History Files
  96. Feature - Utility to Update eContact PDF PostOffice Flags
  97. Can I Use Elliott for Sales, Telemarketing and CRM Purposes?
  98. Emailing PDF with SSPI Failed After Online Charging Using Credit Card
  99. Can You Explain How Elliott Stores Serial Numbers in Its Database?
  100. Converting Elliott Internal Date to Conventional Date Format in Excel
  101. All of a Sudden, My Terminal Server's Elliott Default Changed to Someone Else's Settings
  102. WannaCry Ransomware Security Recommendation
  103. Symantec Endpoint Protection Versions 12 and 14 Cause Elliott Startup Error
  104. Notes Security - From Global Setup, Note Type to Supervisory Relationship
  105. Remote Desktop Workstation Name
  106. Which Anti-Virus Software Do You Recommend to Installing on the Elliott ERP Server?
  107. Menu Access Error - You Do Not Have Access to CP,INQ, Menu Item 01
  108. Ping Test to Isolate Inconsistent Load Error 198
  109. The Definitions of Extra Flags in System Period Control Setup
  110. How to Use Procdump.exe to Create a Memory Dump for PSQL Engine
  111. Feature - Group Location Security
  112. NSCTLMN4 Global Setup Bill of Lading 1
  113. NSCTLMN4 Global Setup Bill of Lading 2
  114. NSCTLMN4 Global Setup Bill of Lading 3
  115. NSCTLMN4 Global Setup Bill of Lading 4
  116. NSCTLMN4 Global Setup Bill of Lading 5
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  118. NSCTLMN4 Global Setup Bill of Lading 7
  119. NSCTLMN4 Global Setup Bill of Lading 8
  120. NSCTLMN4 Global Setup Bill of Lading 9
  121. NSCTLMN4 Global Setup Bill of Lading 10
  122. NSCTLMN4 Global Setup Bill of Lading: Index
  123. Feature - Support 12 Months History in Export Processor
  124. NSCTLMN3 Inventory Management Global Control Setup 1
  125. NSCTLMN3 Inventory Management Global Control Setup 2
  126. NSCTLMN3 Purchase Order Global Control Setup 1
  127. NSCTLMN3 Purchase Order Global Control Setup 2
  128. NSCTLMN3 Bill of Material and Production Order Global Control Setup
  129. NSCTLMN3 Distribution Modules Global Setup: Index
  130. NSCTLMN5 Global Setup Change Quote to Order 1
  131. NSCTLMN5 Global Setup Change Quote to Order 2
  132. NSCTLMN5 Global Setup Change Quote to Order 3
  133. NSCTLMN5 Global Setup Change Quote to Order 4
  134. NSCTLMN5 Global Setup Change Quote to Order 5
  135. NSCTLMN5 Global Setup Change Quote to Order 6
  136. NSCTLMN5 Global Setup Change Quote to Order: Index
  137. I Cannot See the Spooled Reports Even though I Am an Administrator Equivalent User
  138. Multi-Currency Exchange Handling in Elliott
  139. How to be a Good Elliott Citizen
  140. Salesman Security
  141. SYMENU System Manager Introduction 1
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  151. Feature - Audit Trail of Accumulator Clearing
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  194. SYMENU System Manager Introduction: Index
  195. Elliott V7.0 Release Notes: What's New Since Elliott V6.7
  196. Elliott V7.1 Release Notes: What's New Since Elliott V7.0
  197. Elliott V7.2 Release Notes: What's New Since Elliott V7.1
  198. Elliott V7.3 Release Notes: What's New Since Elliott V7.2
  199. Elliott V8.1 Release Notes: What's New Since Elliott V8.0
  200. Elliott V7.4 Release Notes: What's New Since Elliott V7.3
  201. Elliott V7.5 Release Notes: What's New Since Elliott V7.4
  202. Elliott V8.0 Release Notes: What's New Since Elliott V7.5
  203. Elliott V8.2 Release Notes: What's New Since Elliott V8.1
  204. Drill Down and Receive Message You Do Not Have Access
  205. Problem Running Elliott After Upgrading Windows 10 to Fall Creator Edition
  206. MAPISendMail failed! Not supported [26]
  207. What Information Is Stored in System 12 Months Table (SY12MONS)?
  208. Elliott Telephony Integration - How to Call through My Telephone Set from eContact?
  209. Error Adding Printer Configuration After Latest Windows 10 Update
  210. Anti-Virus Causes PostOffice Emailing Problem
  211. Feature - Equal Sign Support in Export Processor
  212. Running Elliott 8.2 and Up on Windows 2003 Server
  213. How Can I Find Out About New Elliott Events Added or Changed Lately?

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