Monday, February 15, 2010

Uninstalling or Disabling Manufacturing: Dictionary Not Loaded Error

If, for some strange reason, you have to uninstall or disable the Manufacturing module, here are the steps to eliminate an error when opening the Account lookup window. If you try and open the window, you get the error "Cannot access this form because the dictionary containing it is not loaded".

Once the Manufacturing module is removed, it seems that Security retains one reference to an alternate version of the Account lookup window, so you need to go into security and change the reference back to SmartList.

These are the instructions for GP 9, which is where I had to solve the issue.

To disable Manufacturing:
  1. Make a backup of your Dynamics.set file
  2. Remove the two lines referencing the Manufacturing module from Dynamics.set (346 and Manufacturing)
  3. Remove the three lines referencing the Manufacturing dictionaries (ICONMFG.DIC, ICONFRMS.DIC, and ICONRPTS.DIC)
  4. Decrease the module count at the top of the file by one
  5. Save the set file (or do a Save As if you want a separate version)
  6. Launch GP with the new set file
  7. Open Advanced Security (Tools -> Setup -> System -> Adv Security)
  8. Change the view to Alternate/Modified/Custom
  9. Select the company that has the issue in the upper right
  10. Select the users or groups in the lower right
  11. Expand Manufacturing
  12. Expand Forms
  13. Expand Financial
  14. Expand Accounts
  15. Choose SmartList
  16. Repeat for any other users or groups
  17. Click on Apply

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