Transferring dictionary modules

The transfer dictionary module utility is useful when creating a “subset” dictionary without the slower process of transferring and compiling.

For example, you may want to create a version of an application dictionary that doesn’t include certain forms or reports. To do so, you would use this utility to transfer all dictionary modules from the source dictionary to a newly created destination dictionary, with the exception of the form modules and report modules for the items you’re not including.

This utility is not intended to be used as a general-purpose tool to transfer resources between dictionaries. It can be used to transfer modules between dictionaries only if the resource IDs for all resources are the same in both the source and destination dictionaries.

The transfer dictionary module utility is also used when creating applications that integrate with Microsoft Dynamics™ GP. This utility is used to transfer the dictionary modules for modified forms and reports from the Dynamics.dic dictionary to a third-party extracted dictionary. Refer to the Integration Guide for more information about using this utility.

To begin a transfer, select a source and a destination dictionary, then choose Dictionary Module from the Transfer menu to display the Transfer Dictionary Module window.

  1. Select a series and module type.

Select the appropriate series from the Series list, then select the module type you want to transfer from the Dictionary Module Type list. The modules of the specified type in that series will appear in the Source Dictionary Modules list.

You can set a default series prior to opening the Transfer Dictionary Module window. Select the appropriate series from the Series list located on the toolbar. Once specified, the selected series will appear as the default whenever a series can be selected in a window.

  1. Transfer dictionary modules.

Select a module and click Transfer to transfer it to the destination dictionary. Double-clicking a module also transfers it.

Clicking Transfer or All performs the actual transfer. To cancel the transfer, you must individually delete any modules transferred to the destination dictionary.

If you want to delete a module from the destination dictionary, select the module name and click Delete.

The Dictionary Module Size and Total Size fields at the bottom of each list show the size of the selected module, and the combined sizes of all modules in the list.

  1. Click Close to complete the transfer process.

Clicking Close will synchronize core tables in the destination dictionary and close the Transfer Dictionary Module window. Synchronizing core tables creates an internal directory in the destination dictionary so resources can be accessed.

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