General - Application Settings


This menu is about setting options across several modules.

Some of the options are visible only when their related modules are enabled.

General > Application Settings


Date Format: choose the date format for this account book.


Search Command Timeout: the maximum waiting time for Search or SQL query search. Default value is 600 seconds

Search Account Mode: to set the searching mode for Account field.

Apply Filter by Agent in Lookup Editor: to allow 'Filter by Agent' in Lookup editor. This is to used with Filter By Salesman module; so that users can only process transaction of his/her (agent) customers.

Set New Document Date to Maximum Value in all G/L, A/R, A/P Edit: the system will not take current date or system date, instead will fill with maximum value 99/99/9999 so that it cannot be saved if the correct date was not entered.

Use Live Stock Balance in All Financial Reports: this is to direct calculate the stock balance from transactions (instead of getting it from Stock Value Maintenance) and use it in financial reports. For this purpose, you need to define the Balance Stock Account Code at Stock Group Maintenance or Tools > Options > G/L > Default Accounts.

Balance B/F in the last month of Year-To-Date Balance: when Actual Data Start Date is later than current Fiscal Year Start Date, check this checkbox to key in closing balance of current Year-To-Date (as at the end of the month immediately before Actual Data Start Date). Uncheck this checkbox if you wish to key in monthly value month-by-month (month-to-date).


Always prompt Back Up when exit application: when this is checked, the following message will be prompted upon exiting software or account book:


Click on Exit Anyway to exit.

Check the checkbox of Do not prompt this window in the future to disable this function.

Use New Financial Reporting Standards (FRS) Terms: to use the financial accounting terms. When this is checked, the Profit and Loss will change to Statement of Comprehensive Income, and then Balance Sheet will change to Statement of Financial Position.

Show Account Description 2 in Lookup Edit: To show account description 2 in lookup edit

Use Search Lookup Edit: To apply search lookup edit function in transaction

Apply Search by Linq in Search Lookup Editor: To allow the search lookup editor to always update the values dynamically.

Setup File Folder: define the path where setup file is being kept. The system (especially at client PC) will automatically detect new setup file (usually maintained on database server) should it be different from current running version, and will run the new setup file to upgrade current running program. This feature is helpful so that all workstation PC in a local area network will run on a same version of application software.

Data Input Encoding: Choose the encoding method for any incoming input in the system.

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