Q - In Elliott V7, we can force Elliott to start up and go directly to a specific program. We can do this by adding the menu positions to the shortcut - ie:, "EL700.EXE 07 0315 0201" would open up into Shipping Verification. I think this feature is called an "Internal Macro."
Is there something similar in V8?
A - Do not use EL800.EXE. Instead, you should use EL800P.EXE as short-cut to start up. The following are examples that compare the differences between how V7 and V8 perform the same startup short-cut function.
M:\ELLIOTT7\EL700.EXE 07 0315 0201
M:\ELLIOTT7\BIN\ EL800P.EXE 07 0315 0201
Just FYI, the first parameter refers to the module -- e.g., "07" would be Customer Order Processing:
- 01 - General Ledger
- 02 - Accounts Receivable
- 03 - Accounts Payable
- 04 - Payroll
- 05 - Bank Book
- 06 - Inventory Management
- 07 - Customer Order Processing
- 08 - Purchase Order
- 09 - Bill of Material and Production Order
- 01 - Maintenance
- 02 - Inquiry
- 03 - Processing
- 04 - Reports
- 05 - Graph (This is obsoleted)
- 06 - Utility
Using the same principle, "0201" is the "Shipping Verification" function under the "Pick/Pack Tickets & Ship Labels" sub menu.