Elliott V8.1 Release Notes: What's New Since Elliott V8.0

What’s New Since Elliott V8.0

Below is a list of new features that have been implemented since the Elliott V8.0 general release.  Most of the details of these features can be found online at http://support.elliott.com. Please search there to locate the appropriate documentation if you wish to learn more.

Support New Credit Card Processing Standard

Elliott 8.1 supports the TLS (Transport Layer Security) V1.2 communication, which is the new standard required by the financial industry.  It allows Elliott to communicate with the new credit card payment gateway servers, which conform to the latest security standard. This is one of the main reasons we dropped support for older Windows operating systems because they will not support TLS 1.2 communication. In addition, for POS (point-of-sales) users, we now support credit card chip (EMV) interface for eligible devices (Verifone MX 915 and up).

Spooled Reports Auto Archive Features

With our Elliott V8.0 release, we introduced the ability to spool an unlimited number of reports without needing to archive.  However, some users create hundreds of thousands of spooled reports without archiving, which makes our Elliott Spooled Reports Manager performance extremely slowly. In Elliott 8.1, we now automatically archive spooled reports by month.  You can turn off the auto archive feature or change it to archive by day or by year.  For certain high-volume reports, you can choose to give them their own node and not include them with other reports in the same module.

Deferred Processing Recurring by the Minute

Before Elliott 8.0, you could schedule deferred processing to recur by day.  Some users choose to automate certain tasks by running them every few minutes. Since deferred processing did not support recurring by the minute, some users set up many identical tasks separated by the minute. This is tedious to set up in the first place and difficult to maintain in the future.


In Elliott 8.1, we now support deferred processing by the minute.  This can be useful to automate certain tasks, such as sales order import or order acknowledgment email.

Attributes Enhancement

Similar to the security implementation in Notes, Elliott 8.1 now includes Shareable for Read, Change and Delete flags in the attribute code setup. In addition, attribute security is now subject to supervisory relationship.  That is to say, if user A is a supervisor of  user B, then user A will be able to read, change or delete any user B’s attributes.  Also, in Elliott 8.1 users can now navigate from one attribute to the next without needing to exit to the attribute list screen.

Expansion of SY12MONS Table

Similar the IMLOCHST (I/M Item Location History) table, the SY12MONS (System 12 Months) table allows users to keep track of 12 months of information for various tables. In Elliott V8.1, we now start to collect 12 months of data for the following tables:

  • From AP various posting: APVENFIL.
  • From Payroll Check Posting: EMPFILE.

No user interface is provided to present this collected data, however this is expected to be included in a future release.

A/P Simple Transaction Processing

Generally speaking, users will use the New A/P Transaction Processing feature to add new vouchers for received invoices. A/P Simple Transaction Processing uses a simplified user interface to allow you to enter certain invoices if you don’t need to distribute to multiple G/L accounts. In addition, this user interface allows import from a CSV file. If you can download payable information, like credit card statements or online payments from your banking website, then you can speed up the process of entering A/P vouchers.

Reset A/P Vendor Accumulators

This utility is designed to help when you miss the year-end closing date for Accounts Payable.  It will allow you to recalculate the following fields in the vendor file based on checks and voucher information in the A/P Open Item File (APOPNFIL):

  • Vendor Purchase YTD
  • Vendor Purchase Last Year
  • Vendor Amount Paid YTD
  • Vendor Amount Paid Last year
  • Vendor Discount YTD
  • Vendor Discount Last

Support Payroll Check History Export to CSV

Payroll Check History Reports contain a lot of valuable information that you can use as a basis for creating other types of reports, especially those reports required by the government. By adding the CSV option, we are giving you the flexibility and convenience to perform calculation of needed payroll information through a spreadsheet.

GTIN and Multiple UPC per Item Support

In the past, you were allowed to have one UPC code per item.  In most circumstances, the GTIN (Global Trading Item Number -- i.e., the case pack UPC code) is derived from the UPC code.  However, certain manufacturers do not follow proper procedures when creating case pack barcodes. They may create a second UPC code for the case pack.  They may also create a separate GTIN not related to the item UPC code.  With this Elliott enhancement, you can now assign multiple UPC codes to an item.  You can also add the GTIN to an item not based on the item’s UPC code.  In addition, a UPC code can have a case pack quantity associated with it, similar to a GTIN.  This greatly enhances the flexibility with UPC or GTIN features in Elliott.

Item Search Drill Down Improvement

In the Item Generic Search (F7 or F8) window, users can now drill down to the following areas:

  • Stock Status Inquiry
  • Item File Inquiry
  • Add-Ons Sales Item – this requires turning on the Global Setup flag in I/M Global Setup “18. Allow Drill Down to Add-Ons From Item Search”

Reordering Advice User-Defined CSV Export Improvement

Reordering Advice User-Defined CSV Export is equivalent to Elliott’s inventory report writer. If you try to retrieve certain inventory-related information from Crystal Report Writer and find it difficult, you should consider using this function. This report allows you retrieve and combine the following Elliott data for a given item and location:

  • Data in the item master
  • Data in the inventory location
  • Data in I/M location history
  • Data in ATP database

Now, we are also adding support for attributes. The following is a list of new column types:

  • AR – Attribute
  • 1V – 1st ATP pending receiving vessel ID
  • 1Q – 1st ATP pending receiving quantity
  • 1D – 1st ATP pending receiving date

In addition, the parameters for printing Reordering Advice User-Defined CSV Export have been greatly expanded.

Reset IM Item Accumulators

This feature allows users to recalculate item PTD, YTD and last year’s accumulators based on item location history. You may consider doing this when you miss your regular month-end or year-end procedure.

Inventory Snapshot

In I/M Stock Status Report, we added an option called "Create Inventory Snapshot." If you answer “Yes,” then it will be as if you take a snapshot of the inventory as you print the Stock Status Report. This option is not available when printing the report by product category order.  You can create as many snapshots as you want and the data printed on the Stock Status Report will be stored in two new tables.  A new report, Snapshot Stock Status, will allow you to select a snapshot to generate the report.  The report will print inventory quantities from the time of the snapshot and not the current inventory values.  Normally, you would perform a snapshot at the month-end. This is of great value to the financial department if they need to provide inventory details to an auditor as of a certain date.

Order Release Log File

We now provide the option to create a held order release log file in CSV format.  You can do so by turning on this feature in Global Setup for Credit Check and Release.  This can be useful if you need to find out who released the order.  Also, it will log the reason why the order was put on hold in the first place.

Print Duplicate Invoices from Invoice History

Users can now conveniently print a duplicate invoice from the Invoice History Inquiry screen, provided that user has the security access to print a duplicate invoice.  In addition, unlike the previous restriction that required users to print duplicate invoices one at time, users can now print ranges of invoices from invoice history through various parameters. Since invoice history tends to be very large, the system will optimize performance based on existing indexes of the invoice database when users choose the following parameters:

  • By invoice ranges
  • By customer number ranges
  • By order number range
  • By invoice date range

BOMP Gross Requirement Report Improvement

BOMP Gross Requirement Report now adds support for kit items. A kit item is treated like a manufacturing parent item with product structure defined in the kit file.  In addition, we now support entering by sales order number.  This will cause the Gross Requirement Report to analyze all line items of a given sales order or quote.


If a user can prepare a CSV file of items and quantity, a user can also optionally import that to the Gross Requirement Report. The end result is that the new BOMP Gross Requirement Report is so flexible now that it can be considered as a mini-MRP application without the burden of running an MRP system.

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
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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
  142. SYMENU System Manager Introduction 2
  143. SYMENU System Manager Introduction 3
  144. SYMENU System Manager Introduction 4
  145. SYMENU System Manager Introduction 5
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  147. SYMENU System Manager Introduction 7
  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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  192. SYMENU System Manager Introduction 51
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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\GUIUTIL.int 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

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