SYMENU System Manager Introduction 46

Attribute Handling


Application Overview


Attributes are database extensions or controls that can be attached to any master record.  They are normally used to track information that is outside of the master record and in some cases for control purposes to meet restrictions and regulations that affect how you do business.


In a marketing environment attributes can track participants and their individual results of a marketing promotion or advertising campaign.  In a service environment they can track service contracts, expiration dates, and amount of contract.  In regulated business they can track licenses, requirements, as well as, business restrictions by geographical area.


Run Instructions


Elliott Main Menu à Util-Setup à Global Setup à System à Attribute Handling




Field 1.                        Select “Y” to use attributes, otherwise select “N.”


Field 2.      Enter up to five warehouses to exempt from Restricted Attributes.  However, based on your sales and shipping policy, there is nothing to keep the exempt warehouses from doing business in the areas and with customers where restrictions apply.


Field 3.                        Enter “I” to attach the attribute to the item and “L” to attach it to the line item during COP

order entry.


Field 4.                        Enter “I” to attach the attribute to the item and “L” to attach it to the line item during Purchase

Order entry.


Field 5.                        Select “Y” to allow restricted attributes to apply to all items, otherwise select “N.”


Field 6.                        Enter “H” to attach the attribute to the order header and “C” to attach it to the customer during

COP order entry.


Field 7.                        Select “Y” to prompt the user for an attribute during the adding of a customer in Customer

Maintenance, otherwise select “N.”




Item Hold Processing

Application Overview


This is the global setup for Item Hold, which allows users to place items on hold.  Item Hold allocates the inventory without having to place an order for the item.

Run Instructions


Elliott Main Menu à Util-Setup à Global Setup à System à Item Hold Processing




Field 1.                        Turns Item Hold Processing on and off.  Select “Y” to use.


Field 2.                        Enter a starting Hold Transaction ID number.  This is an internal control number and the user

can press a function key for the next sequential number when entering a hold transaction.


Field 3.                        Enter the number of days you wish the transaction to hold the inventory before it expires.

This can be a number from 1 to 999.


eContacts Manager


Application Overview


eContacts is a CRM database designed for e-mail programs and web site authentication.  Management and system users can easily and efficiently develop a feature rich and robust user database for their web site and use it with 3rd party applications, Elliott Software and Elliott Web Solutions. 


eContacts integrates to Elliott Software, Elliott Shopping Cart, Notes, and is the database for the Mass E-Mail program.  The only requirement to using eContacts is a contact e-mail address.  The advantages and rewards of eContacts are further enhanced by the Mass E-Mail Program.  Users should read the Mass E-Mail chapter to better appreciate this CRM database and its structuring.



Run Instructions


Elliott Main Menu à Util-Setup à Global Setup à System à eContact Manager




Field 1.                        Turns eContacts off or on.  Select “Y” to use.


Field 2.                        Enter starting Contact ID number.  This is an internal control only and serves no functionality                                               or purpose to the user.


Link Setup


Application Overview


Links allow the user to attach external files to records within Elliott.  These can be jpg files with a picture of the item or customer, Word documents that may be a support or pricing contract or a file on the internet, like a webpage.


The following allows the global setup for links.


Run Instructions


Elliott Main Menu à Util-Setup à Global Setup à System à Link Setup




Field 1.                        Enter “I” to attach the link to the item and “L” to attach it to the line item during COP order



Field 2.                        Enter “I” to attach the link to the item and “L” to attach it to the line item during Purchase

Order entry.


Field 3.                        Enter “H” to attach the link to the order header and “C” to attach it to the customer during

COP order entry.







G/L Global Control


Application Overview


This setup screen allows you to set certain global variables for the General Ledger module.


Run Instructions


Elliott Main Menu  à Util-Setup à Global Setup à Acct à GL Global Control





Field 1.      Enter “Y” to have Elliott prompt for a Job Number when making journal entries in General Ledger.



G/L Setup


Application Overview


This setup screen is the same setup screen that appears in the General Ledger module.


Run Instructions


Elliott Main Menu  à Util-Setup à Global Setup à Acct à GL Setup




Procedure:       Enter values for the prompted fields.


A/R Global Control


Application Overview


This setup screen allows you to set certain global variables for the Accounts Receivable module.


Run Instructions


Elliott Main Menu  à Util-Setup à Global Setup à Acct à AR Global Control





Field 1.                        By selecting “Y” to this field, Elliott can auto assign tax codes to customers and ship-to’s.  A “Y” will cause two additional fields to display in State File Maintenance, Taxable Tax Code and Non-taxable Tax Code.  Based on this information, when the state and/or region matches an entry in the State File, the tax code will be used as a default when entering a customer or ship-to.


Field 2.                        Enter a three character tax code.  This will be the default non-taxable code when adding a new record to the state file if the Auto Assign Tax Code flag is turned on.  There is no error checking for this field, so be sure the code exists in the Tax Code file.


Field 3.                        By selecting “Y” to this field, Elliott will display a City column and a State column in the lookup window.


Field 4.                        By selecting “Y” to this field, Elliott will prompt for an expiration date if “N” is entered for the Taxable field in Customer Maintenance.  During the entry of an order if the tax exempt status has expired, then Elliott will use the tax rate specified in the tax code field and will default the taxable field to “Y.”


Field 5.                        Selecting “Y” to this field will enable Elliott to display a cross reference table when entering the city, state or zip code for a customer.  If you are on the city field, then pressing F7 will allow you to enter a zip code and display the zip code, city, state and county for each zip code in numerical order.  If you are on the state field, then you can press F7 to lookup states by abbreviation or F8 to look them up by name.  By pressing F7 on the zip code field, Elliott will display a lookup window of zip codes, cities, states and counties sorted by city.  The zip code file is supplied with your Elliott installation, but the state file is maintained by the user under Maintenance and State Table File.


Field 6.                        Selecting “Y” to this field will enable the Customer Number Sequencer.  When adding a customer you can press the F1 key to obtain the next available customer number.


Field 7.                        This is the next sequence number for the Customer Number Sequencer.  When adding a customer and pressing the F1 key, this number will appear as the customer number.


Field 8.                        By turning on this flag, Elliott will allow you to perform a cash receipt and apply it towards an invoice that has not been posted.


Field 9.                        Either “F” for Full Pay or “P” for Partial Pay can be entered.  Full Pay means that commission will be calculated only on invoices that are fully paid.  Partial Pay means the commission will be calculated on all the cash receipts, regardless if the invoice is fully paid or not.


Field 10.           This is the default path for the Customer Copy To Company feature.  The Customer Copy To Company feature is a special function of Customer Maintenance.


Field 11.           This field has been made obsolete by eContacts.


Field 12.           Normally, statements should not be allowed to print to disk.  There are exceptions to this rule, so we have provided a Y/N flag to allow for this.


Field 13.           Indicate “Y” to assign tax codes by county and “N” to assign tax codes by zip code range.  The tax code found will be the default value when adding a customer.


Field 14.           To display the reference in the Open Item Inquiry on a second line, place a “Y” in this field. 


Field 15.           This controls the default value for the Show Open Items Only flag for the Aging Report. 


Field 16.           We recommend you set this to “Y” only if you are using laser statements.  This will eliminate the alignment window. 


Field 17.           There are three options; “O” for the original print position of the customer address, “W” to move the address up two lines to fit a #9 window envelope, and “C” to move the address up four lines to fit the crash form. 





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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  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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  148. SYMENU System Manager - External Macros
  149. SYMENU System Manager - Internal Macros
  150. SYMENU System Manager Introduction 10
  151. Feature - Audit Trail of Accumulator Clearing
  152. SYMENU System Manager Introduction 11
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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?
  214. Feature - Export Enhanced Attribute Predefined Code Value and Description
  215. Error 114 with GUIUTL32.LBR\ in Defer Processing
  216. EL800.EXE - Bad Image - MSVCRT20.dll Is Either Not Designed to Run on Windows or It Contains an Error
  217. Anti-Virus Caused Failure on Crystal Reports ODBC Access
  218. AVIRA Anti Virus Software Kills Elliott EL800 Executable
  219. Error: Trx Date Outside Date Range (00/00/00 - 00/00/00)
  220. How to Allow User to See All Spooled Reports in One Module
  221. A Support Case of Investigating Elliott Database Performance Problem
  222. Received Error in Macro DEALLOC-SHR-MEM Deallocate Failed - Invalid Pointor
  223. Feature - Added the Ability to Purge the System Activity Log
  224. Sequential File Access Status Code
  225. How to Start Defer Processing Automatically Upon Logging Onto Admin Account
  226. How to Set Up Elliott in Windows Program Menu (Start -> All Programs)
  227. Windows 1809 Update Causes Map Drive to Disconnect After Log Out
  228. CSV Import Supports Both MM/DD/YY and MM/DD/YYYY Date Formats
  229. Feature - Allow Mass Delete of Attribute Records
  230. SYSPASS DDF Shared Memory Not Available When Starting Up Elliott
  231. Do Not Use Extended ASCII Characters
  232. EL850US: Btrieve Error 094 on USERS SY Users Lic. File
  233. EL850CC: Btrieve Error 035 on SYEVTQUE Company File
  234. Feature - Calculate Order Total Sales Amount for Open Non-Picked Orders
  235. Why It's A Bad Idea to Update Elliott Data from External Source
  236. How to Start Elliott and Bypass User ID and Password for Automation
  237. Received Message "Elliott was not completely closed or it was not completely started"
  238. Btrieve Error 035 on XCOFORM D-Y-O-I Form Table File
  239. Inconsistent Error with Sending PDF PostOffice Email Due to Volume (Mass Email)
  240. Kyocera FS 2020D Printer Causes PDF PostOffice Invoice Printing to Crash
  241. Elliott Was Unable to Load the Following Module: EL800B.LBR
  242. Your File System May Lack 8.3 Filename Support
  243. Receive 'Invalid Column Name FILLER_001' After Changing to New Database Connection
  244. Feature - Order Integrity to Check for Kit Components and Support Order Ranges
  245. Does Elliott Support Windows Server 2019?
  246. User Received Lock Message on NSCTLFIL 000000100 in Sales Desk
  247. How to Use Notepad++ to See Special Characters In Your ASCII Import File
  248. What Is the Process for Changing an Existing Workstation's Elliott Workstation ID?
  249. How to Mass Update eContact to Disable from Login
  250. Feature: Print Document and Details from ListView
  251. Exported Tracking Number in CSV Shows Zeroes After the 15th Digit
  252. How to Fix Null Characters in NOTE Table
  253. Error 013 on ASCII File When Importing From CSV
  254. When Using F1 Key to Add-On-the-Fly, Receive "Company File Not Found" Message
  255. Group Policy for Power Management Sleep Settings May Stop Defer Processing from Running
  256. Feature - Disable Changing Contact Password Through Global Setup eContact Manager
  257. Control Ability to Change eContact Web Password
  258. How to Find Out If Elliott Supports a Particular Event
  259. Not Able to Increase or Decrease Elliott Font Size with A+ or A- Buttons
  260. User Is Not Able to Access the Module Even After I Gave Full Access
  261. PDF PostOffice Emails Are Rejected by Server for Some Users
  262. Btrieve Error 012 on SYSPASS Password File When Starting Up Elliott
  263. The Selected Menu Item Could Not Be Launched - Caused by Anti-Virus
  264. Suddenly One User Cannot Run Elliott - Resolved by Recreating User Windows Profile
  265. How do I change the tag on each copy of an invoice or other form? What would prevent them from printing?
  266. Inconsistent File Name in Btrieve Error Window
  267. Elliott Synchronizing to Local Error
  268. Error 037 on GLFSPASS GL Fin Stmnt Pass File

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